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|7/31/2012||I have another question about the negative sentinel node. My stats are still IDC, 1.2cm, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes (micromets), ER+PR+, HER2- and BRCA 1/2-. Also, my Oncotype was 22.|
If the micromets in the 2 lymph nodes were from the proximity of the tumor does that still mean they were indeed inside the node possibly waiting to move to other parts of the body? I've been reading more about micromets and that these nodes should have been considered negative. I know a lot of this is hindsight, but my life has changed so much and I want to have some closure. Thanks in advance.
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|7/31/2012||micromets are labeled as being a micromet and not the traditional positivity when considerable disease is found within a node. A pathologist would need to determine if their location was the reason for them having any cells within them that were cancer.|
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