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|Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Questions about Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy.
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|2/16/2006||2-16-06 My mother age 63 was diagnosed with invasive duct carcinoma yesterday (no history or breast cancer in faimly) in the right breast. Surgeon removed tumor 2.5cm now the decision to be made is whether to do a lumpectomy or masectomy. Surgeon says he would recommend a lumpectomy. he says no greater chance one versus the other. We've heard many different opinions regarding this. Can't seem to get any info on whether one procedure is better than the other and surgeon is wanting to do surgery Monday 2-20-2006. Please advise on where we should go from here.|
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|2/16/2006||lumpectomy followed by radiation is equal to mastectomy for survival.|
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