The helpline staff may be able to give you some more information on internal mammary glands if you would like to give them a call. The lines are open again in the morning. Opening hours for the helpline are Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 9am - 2pm the number to call is 0808 800 6000.
Hope you get your questions answered.
I'm having axillary clearance on Wednesday, the SNB having discovered cancer in one of my lymph nodes under my arm. When I had my SNB the radioactive stuff travelled to an area below the collar bone known as the internal mammary glands, instead of the under arm area. The blue dye was able to pinpoint the sentinal node under my arm. A scan has revealed an area of concern in this mammary area, and the consultant will investigate it during the op. I've looked on the internet for info about these mammary glands, but am not having much success. Has anyone heard of cancer in this area or had cancer in this area? If so how is it treated?