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Hi I'm just wondering if a sentinel lymph node biopsy is always recommend for diagnosis or if it's only recommend if they feel the cancer has spread?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2007
    I had 5 sentinel nodes removed when I had a mastectomy. On inspection during the surgery, if they had looked cancerous, she would have taken more out of my armpit. They looked normal but, in fact, the complete pathology report came back with a micro amount of cancer cells. My stage was downgraded from a 2A to a 2B. My treatment was not changed. I had 4 rounds of AC chemotherapy and 5 years of hormone blocking therapy. I am now 9 years from treatment and feeling great. Take care, Sharon
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  • Betti A Profile
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    They will do some sort of lymph node testing. My surgeon opted to remove 8 of mine (thought she had taken 6), all were negative. My breast patient navigator asked her something during my pre op appointment and if I heard things correctly she isn't comfortable doing a SLNB so does it the way they used to do it. She had said they looked OK on my MRI and would look once she was in but still took 8.
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  • Janet Stitt Profile
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    Hi Caroline, I also had the sentinel node removed for invasive ductal cancer. The node was negative, so my surgeon only took one. It was no big deal, small scar. I opted for a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction because it was my second diagnosis. It has been much easier that I thought it would be. Good luck to you.
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    • Carolyn Todd Profile
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      Thanks

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  • Helena Petrovich Profile
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    I had a non invasive dcis biopsy so just lumpectomy with no lymph removal. My 2nd biopsy 5 months later showed invasive cells so then along with my second lumpectomy dr also removed one sentinel node. So I think it depends on if invasive cells are found or not in biopsy.
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  • Carolyn Todd Profile
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    ok, thanks
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