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|11/25/2011||Diagnosed 7/2010 w/ Stage IIb IDC w/ one clinically + node(confirmed on PET). Neoadj. chemo (AC-T) resulted in non-palpable node w/normal PET. Mastectomy w/ SLNB 3/2011 - 5 nodes removed, final result came back w/one node 0.5cm cancer which I suspect was "the" node. Is there any data regarding not completing an axillary dissection in the instance of clinically + node?|
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|11/25/2011||Yes, there is clinical data from an NSABP trial following women with a positive SLN undergoing axillary node dissection, vs no axillary node dissection. 5 year overall survial and 5 year disease free survival the same. This of course, is for women followed with appropriate surgery, and adjuvant therapies. Talk directly to your own breast surgical and medical oncologist for answers directly pertaining to you and your individual case. Hope this helps and best wishes!|
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