Melanoma: Sentinel node biopsy

Under general anaesthetic the surgeon then removes the selected lymph node(s) that become blue or radioactive first, which is called a sentinel node biopsy. The sentinel node(s) will be tested by a pathologist to see if they contain melanoma cells. If the result is negative, it’s unlikely that other lymph nodes are affected so you won’t need to have surgery to remove them.

Monday - Thursday     8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday                          8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday   Closed

Suite 4C John Flynn Medical, 42 Inland Dr, Tugun QLD 4224

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