My mom’s surgery went very well yesterday. In fact, we had the very best of results. Before surgery they injected a radioactive blue dye that travels from the duct where the cancer cells were found in the breast and find the “sentinel nodes“, the first lymph nodes that that duct drains to. Click on the link on the word “sentinel nodes” and you can read about this process if you are interested.
They removed those nodes during surgery and did a biopsy on them, letting them know whether or not there is cancer in those nodes. If they are negative, they assume the rest of the lymph nodes are negative as well. Mom’s sentinel nodes were negative for cancer!!! We are so relieved at this news. From what we understand, all the treatment she will need after recuperating from surgery is some radiation.
Thank you for your prayers and encouragment in regards to my mom’s diagnosis.