I had lumpedcomy and as my first lymth node was "suspicious" they removed all mine when i had that, They were all clear as were margins so i did feel a little annoyed that good ones had been taken i have to say.but as they were clear it meant no chemo so i live with it, but would have preferred to have kept them b ut i do have my boobs pretty intact so im greatful, others dont.june
I had node biopsy and 1 of 3 +ve for cancer. Surgeon said I would have full clearance, but I refused because of the risk of lymphodema. Instead I had rads to the area, which I undetstsnd isthe standard protocol in the US. This carries a lesser risk of lymphodema. I would ask your consultant about this.