What's an axillary node dissection? A biology lesson, a lecture for pre med students? Or something I have experienced.
I wouldn't have a clue what that is except that once I started reading the article, I understood. That is what I experienced, and once we have experienced something we understand much, much better what things are. I remember clearly in my mind about the "arrow" sticking out of the breast I was going to have surgery (lumpectomy) on. Had a laugh about that one. My husband, Ken, did not think it was funny. Just before surgery, I was taken down to the ultrasound department to have a needle or "arrow" inserted into the cancerous lump. During surgery, a dye was inserted into the lump or bump and a note was taken as to into which lymph node in my arm pit the dye drained (the sentinel node).
Then it (actually they removed 3 or 4) was removed along with the cancerous lump. Hence the phrase, axillary node dissection for breast cancer . l