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Anyone have a lymph node biopsy before chemo and surgery? What should I Expect? Is it like the needle core biopsy. I am scared I did t have a good experience with that procedure they want it done before chemo in 2 weeks help?

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    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2013
    My lymph node biopsy was part of my mastectomy surgery. They need to know the status of the lymph nodes prior to chemo. as they may need to change their medication plans depending on the result. Have you had any breast surgery yet?
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    anónimo
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    No they want me to get a lymph node biopsy first, (Dr said they are suspect) then chemo (make tumor small) then surgery (hoping for a lumpectomy) with reconstruction , finally radiation
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      anónimo
      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      Mine looked OK on my MRI but my Surgeon elected to take out a handful (8) when doing my mastectomy. All 8 were negative, thank God.

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