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metastasis to the breast was posted 01/03/2002 05:54 pm by peter argani
E-mail Address: pargani@jhmi.edu

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Hi: As Lillie said, it would be unusual for a gallbladder cancer to metastasize to the breast without there being evidence of metastasis anywhere else. Usually a pathologist can tell the two cancers (breast and gallbladder) apart by looking at the routine slides or by using immunohistochemical stains. The lymph node that the surgeon sometimes removes with the gallbladder (the cystic duct lymph node) should be examined microscopically in every case, even if the gallbladder is bening, just to be sure there's no cancer there.

hope this helps take care peter

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