A ground-breaking technique that reveals just how far cancer has spread in the lymph nodes has been developed by scientists.
method, which uses flourescent molecules, will allow surgeons to
identify which lymph nodes are cancerous so that they can save healthy
tissue. The lymph nodes play a vital function in helping the body to
recognise and fight germs.
Study leader Dr Quyen Nguyen, from the University of California, San Diego, said: 'In the future, surgeons will be better
able to detect and stage cancer that has spread to the patient’s lymph
nodes using these molecules.'
Method reveals how far cancer has spread in lymph nodes and could save patients from unnecessary op