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Glossary: sentinel lymph node, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

sentinel lymph node

(SEN-tih-nul limf node)

The first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread from the primary tumor. When cancer spreads, the cancer cells may appear first in the sentinel node before spreading to other lymph nodes.

2004-12-16

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