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Unread 06-26-2003, 08:18 PM
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I found out the infor re infected lymph nodes from my 2nd opinion doctor. I asked her why my 1st gyn/onc would have switched her treatment protocal to be so drastic and she faxed my an abstact of a study that was presented at their last convention earlier this year. It has not been published yet--It was a retrospective study and they found that even when the cancer had not gone 1/2 way through the myometrium, still 7% of the women had cancer in the lymph nodes--It also had some statistics from the other stages of this cancer. It was enough to make my main doctor decide to take out all my lymph nodes--which will now happen 7-1.

God, I hope I don;t get lymphedema!!!! The other doctor says she thinks it is more like 15% who get it. I am going to buy an exercise bike and start pumping my lymph around by using those muscles in my legs. She says that it is possible for the body to make new pathways--but I am sure that the body has to be pushed to do it--probably with exercise. Good luck, Alana
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Unread 06-27-2003, 09:07 PM
ALana, thanks for your answer to me.

I asked my Dr about lymphedema for me, and she said that it was not a concern because it generally happens when all the lymph nodes are taken from the groin, which mine weren't. Good, good luck with everything and keep me posted.

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