• Can anyone tell me what is norm after a neg. sent.node biopsy? I am supposed to go back every 4 months but for what? And idea of tests done?

    Asked by MamaFagan03 on Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Can anyone tell me what is norm after a neg. sent.node biopsy? I am supposed to go back every 4 months but for what? And idea of tests done?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • rbd100's Avatar
      rbd100

      I had breast exams at my visit then a unilateral mammo at 8 months. I guess each doctor is different but that was my experience.

      about 5 years ago
    • krogenski72's Avatar
      krogenski72

      You will be going back every four months to check your skin for signs of melanoma. I am 2 years post op after a negative sentinel node biopsy and wide local excision and go to the dr every six months. I have punch biopsies every time I go to make sure.

      almost 5 years ago
    • tmlovett's Avatar
      tmlovett

      You will likely have the "mole patrol" where the just look you over, make sure nothing looks "funny". Your doc may choose to do chest film and/or blood work at some appointments as well. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago

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