If breast cancer spreads, it often goes first to nearby lymph nodes. Find detailed information on surgery to remove lymph nodes for breast.
When breast cancer spreads, or metastasizes, it often goes to these five places: the lymph nodes, bones, liver, lungs, and brain. See how breast cancer.
Breast cancer stage helps your doctors make treatment at one or more of the underarm lymph nodes, which is where breast cancer tends to.
Sometimes breast cancer spreads to the lymph nodes in the underarm area. Learn how lymph node status affects prognosis and treatment.
Learn about how the lymph system relates to breast cancer, the types of lymph node biopsies, what lymphedema is, and when lymph nodes need to be.