Sentinel Node Biopsy
My wife was recently diagnosed with TNBC and upon scans it showed that her tumor was roughly 5cm. She did a PET, Bone and MRI. The drs said that the scans showed no cancer in the lymph nodes. Everywhere I am reading I see that people get a sentinel node biopsy as well to determine whether the nodes were affected. Our drs never brought this up and she went directly to chemotherapy.
My question is whether this is common or if she was supposed to also have a sentinel node biopsy done. I am really worried since the size is rather large and that perhaps the scans did not reveal something that may be there.
Thank you for your time.