This phase III trial studies how well axillary reverse mapping works in preventing lymphedema in patients with breast cancer undergoing axillary lymph node dissection. Axillary reverse mapping may help to preserve the lymph node drainage system around the breast so as to prevent lymphedema after surgery.
Questionnaire Administration, Quality-of-Life Assessment, Mapping, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection, Isosulfan Blue
Breast Cancer Stage I, Breast Cancer Stage II, Breast Cancer Stage III
V. S. Klimberg, Nicolas Ajkay