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      A lymph node “lighting up” means it’s the “sentinel” node—one of the first in the chain to which malignancy CAN spread IF there’s spread. Doesn’t mean it contains malignant cells, however (in most cases it doesn’t).Was the node removed and/or biopsied? Sure hope so. Chances are it was not malignant. If it was, then the diagnosis of DCIS changes to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and is treated accordingly (usually with at least radiation; and endocrine therapy if hormone-receptor-positive; chemo is rare in such an instance).

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      DCIS that is re-diagnosed as IDC after mastectomy & sentinel node biopsy almost never progresses beyond Stage I.

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      I had NO lymph nodes involvement but still had it come back 10 years later in stage 4 . My friends had lymph nodes light up and still cancer free so it doesn't matter,its all up to God.

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