I have a lumpectomy done on 11/23/2007 and the tumor is cancerous. The surgeon then said that I had to do a Auxillary Lymph Node Disection Surgery to check the lymp nodes for cancer. In my country, this surgery is not done at the same time of the lumpectomy. It has been 2 mths and I have not yet done the ALND. There were not signs of lymph node activity until about 3wks ago when another Dr felt swelling. I had a breast MRI and the lymph node showed suspecious on it. The Breast Surgeron has scheduled a Bi-sentinel Lymph Node Discection first and then may follow with the ALND if necessary. Finally, my question: can the swelling/lump feeling on this lymp node be as a direct result of the lumpectomy? Or, is this a sure sign that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes?
I just want to ask if there were palpable axillary lymph nodes before the lumpectomy was done? I'm assuming that you have an early-stage breast cancer.
What treatment was given to you after the lumpectomy?
It would be hard to tell exactly if the palpable axillary lymph nodes are metastasis from the breast cancer without the benefit of a histopathologic evaluation.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.