Has anybody had this done and if so, what treatment followed your surgery?
Having been mistakenly told after initial ultrasound and subsequent SLNB (nuclear tracer/day before mastectomy and blue dye/day of mastectomy - no 'blue' side effects) that my lymph nodes were clear I was subsequently informed after pathology report that two nodes (out of two) were diseased - one node micro and the other macro.
Microscopic (or minimal): Only a few cancer cells are in the node. A microscope is needed to find them.
Gross (also called significant or macroscopic): There is a lot of cancer in the node. You can see or feel the cancer without a microscope.
I am now wondering why the cancer in the macro node was not spotted during SLNB.
I am due to have a full lymph node clearance in early Feb - I am presuming this will entail removal of nodes from levels 1, 2 and 3 but am really not sure.
Thank you. X