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Invasive ductile breast cancer: What should I expect?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Aug 1 9:40pm | Replies (56)

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@colleenyoung

Sandy, a Neoprobe (small handheld device) is used to measure the radioactivity from the liquid (blue dye) that was injected during your lymphatic mapping procedure. The high Neoprobe count identifies the sentinel nodes. Sentinel nodes are the first nodes that drain a cancerous area. If the sentinel nodes are non-cancerous, it is unlikely that the cancer has entered the lymphatic system.

Were you able to talk to the nurse navigator today?

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Thank you, Colleen. Yes, the surgeon called today to tell me that tumor margins were clear or clean, whatever is the right word and there were no cancerous cells in any of the lymph nodes. Hooray for that part!!!