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Has anyone had an axillary lymph node biopsy and why?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
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    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Yes I had sore enlarged nodes and they did an ultrasound and then a biopsy. I had a node dissection and had 9 of 11 positive nodes. Going thru chemo now and have three more infusions. I had an initial diagnosis almost five years ago and had chemo, radiation and mastectomy. Listen to your instincts. My doc thought this was nothing to worry about. :(
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      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      My sister has been struggling with an enlarged lymph node in the neck area. She said the doctor said "that's when we get concerned." But to date nothing has been done except "watch it." She lives alone, no children and stays on medications for...

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      My sister has been struggling with an enlarged lymph node in the neck area. She said the doctor said "that's when we get concerned." But to date nothing has been done except "watch it." She lives alone, no children and stays on medications for depression. Says "I have nothing to live for anyway." Her decision was, "I don't think I'll do anything about it." None of you will understand that, but I do.

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      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I really hope your sister gets some antidepressants because that would help her get thru this tough time. My heart and hugs go out to her. You are a good sister for looking out for her. Blessings to you both

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I did and it was positive. I could actually feel the lymph node about halfway between my armpit and breast - it felt like a bean - and I had a needle guided biopsy in addition to a biopsy on the lump I found. If there is cancer and it starts to spread it goes to the nodes so this axillary node is the first one it would hit.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I did and it was positive. They did it becuz one node showed slight thickening. Later after chemo i did axillary node dissection and all nides were cancer free. Good luck jaymee
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