Sorry to read that you are going through BC again. I had 1 affected node and did not want full clearance, so had radiotherapy to the axilla. I did quite a lot of research at the time (3 years ago) and seems in the US this is the standard treatment.
I went for my annual check up a few weeks ago, all seemed OK, and the consulatant did say they rarely do full clearance these days.
Wishing you well with your future treatment.