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Questions about Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy.
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|4/20/2010||Hello, my mom was diagnosed with ICD about three weeks ago, she is going to a large breast cancer treatment center on the west coast for treatment. She is scheduled for her lumpectomy and sentinle node biopsy on may 21st, about 6 weeks after meeting with the surgeon. Is this ok to wait this long? They said they have many women waiting and not enough doctors. I'm just worried about it spreading in that time. Thank you!!!|
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|4/21/2010||It is usually okay, but if she has more aggressive features on her biopsy, (high grade, triple negative disease etc.), then she may want to see if that could be bumped up or be seen elsewhere. Best wishes.|
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