Jefferson University Hospitals

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

Whether you have breast-conserving surgery or a mastectomy, you may also have a procedure called an axillary lymph node dissection to remove some of the lymph nodes from under your armpit to determine if the cancer has spread. An axillary lymph node dissection performed by the breast surgeons at Philadelphia’s Jefferson Breast Care Center can be done through a small incision in the armpit at the time of the lumpectomy or mastectomy.

At the Jefferson Breast Care Center, a multidisciplinary team of nationally-ranked breast cancer experts including oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and other breast cancer specialist provide risk assessment, diagnosis, breast cancer treatment options and follow-up care for all women.

This coordinated team approach can reduce the stress of dealing with a breast health problem or a breast cancer diagnosis. We will tailor treatment and care to your specific needs.