Additional lymph node dissection after finding micromets?
I recently had a mastectomy and sentinel lymph node dissection surgery with reconstruction. When pathology came back, the lymph node was found to have micromets. I've been struggling with the decision of wether to push for an additional surgery to remove a few more lymph nodes to be sure all cancer cells are gone. My surgeon took my case before their monthly board and the recommendation came back against additional surgery for fear of lymphedema. However, the fear of leaving cancer cells behind almost outweighs the possibility of lymphedema. Has anyone else pushed for a second surgery to remove more involved lymph nodes, if so, was the result worth it for you? Did you develope lymphadema as a result? Thanks for any response and for helping me with my decision.