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9/16/2006my mom was diagnosed with stage 2 ivc and she has 1 out of 2 lymph nodes positive.She is er/pr- and her2/neu+. She received a mammograam before she got any surgery where they saw another benign finding. The doctor said hoped to remove that lump while performing lumpectomy and sentinel node,but she couldn't get clear margins on that one. Because 1 out of 2 lymph nodes was positive, they are going to do axillary dissection followed by adriamycin, cytoxin and possibly herceptin. Is this a bad sign that she is scheduled for all of these tx? They are saying they also want to insert a wire again before doing axillary. Is this neccessary?
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9/18/2006its appropriate that she is scheduled for these treatments. they need to determine how many nodes are involved as this may result in the need for additional medications too (an additional chemo drug) and possibly radiation to her armpit area if she has several nodes involved.

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