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Questions about Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy.
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|1/17/2006||I had lumpectomy with SNB. My surgeon removed one node and it was negative. He used both the radioactive injection and the blue dye. I have IDC and am currently doing chemo...finished AC and am now on weekly Taxol. Will have radiation afterwards. My question... I just did some reading that says that removing only one lymph node may give a false negative and that it's more advisable to remove anywhere up to 5 nodes. Now, I'm worried. My margins were clear and my tumor was 2cm, if this is helpful to you. What do the most recent studies say? I've only found studies from 5 years ago or more.|
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|1/17/2006||the standard of care is to have sentinel node biopsy done and as long as it was done by an experienced surgeon who has done many then don't worry. he also used both techniques which would up his accuracy. the standard is removal of the sentinel... not removal of 5.|
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