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I have had WLE and SLNB on the left on 4 December, got the results which showed the margins around the tumour were not clear (2 areas). My LNs are clear yay!. Had a further re-excision on Thursday 2 Jan but now feeling v anxious about the results and what might need to happen if the margins are still not clear. I did discuss with the surgeon, and he did indicate he does occasionally do a further re-excision (he said as I have larger breasts they could possibly take it without to much loss of symmetry. But also masctecomy would be a possibility.
I feel really good following the most recent surgery, but had a really rough time first time around with nerve pain and a serious infection in my axilla which is still being packed and dressed daily.
I would be very grateful to hear of anyone's experience of having further re-excisions and what the treatment options where if the margins remained unclear.
Gentle hugs to everyone out there recovering from BC in whatever form x x x