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Waiting to take 3 mm of margem


Re: Waiting to take 3 mm of margem

Hi Drida


Thanks for posting.


It’s natural to wonder if cancer could be growing or spreading when waiting for treatment.


Although unnecessary delays should be avoided, there’s often a wait for further surgery to achieve clearer margins or for another treatment to start. It’s very unlikely that another tumour would grow in this time.


You can always talk this through with your team, your breast care nurse perhaps, to try and feel reassured during this time.


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Waiting to take 3 mm of margem

Hi good afternoon 


I had a WLE surgery and full axillary clearance on 01/10/19 and this week the surgeon that I have no longer cancer on my breast and armpit however I must to have another operation to remove more 3 mm for a safety margin.

The surgery has been booked on 08/11. Is there any possibility that since the operation on 01/10 another tumor had grown and this margin will be greater than before ?