As part of their surgery, many people with breast cancer have a few or more lymph nodes removed from under the arm (sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary lymph node dissection).
The goal of treatment is to control the swelling and other problems and complications caused by lymphedema.
Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.
Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA