Thanks for your post explaining about your recent results and the need for further surgery.
It can be really difficult when you have had the news that you will need further surgery because you have more invasive breast cancer than was thought and that it’s in your sentinel node . You may find our booklet on pathology useful to read.
Whilst you are waiting for the surgery to your lymph nodes it maybe that your treatment team have organised for you to see the oncologist which generally happens after you have had your initial surgery. An oncologist is a doctor who specialises in cancer (oncology). A medical oncologist specialises in cancer drugs. A clinical oncologist specialises in radiotherapy alone or radiotherapy and cancer drugs. As Delly has said you may want to ask your breast care nurse if this is what the general medical appointment is for.
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