Surgery to the armpit (axilla) | Breast cancer - Breast and axilla
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The superficial fascia of the breast and the suspensory ligaments of Cooper are the main suspensory structures. The dominant sensory innervation of the nipple-areola complex is provided by the lateral cutaneous branches of the fourth intercostal nerve. Primary lymphatic drainage of. As axillary lymph nodes are near the breasts, they are often the first location to which breast cancer spreads if it moves beyond the breast tissue.