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i post this to be informative to any reader. YES I HAD COMPLCATIONS from an axial lymph node lymphodectomy. since it was my second time on the same lympth node i didn’t expect problems and the oncologocial suregeon only fleetingly mentioned NERVE DAMAGE. Which I got! Too soon to tell how it will resolve itself. They must do 10’000 or more a year as lymphodectomies are involved in many other cancers and diseases. you would think they figured this out.
secondly in 3 years of treatment no one as mentioned the BRAF test. i attribute this to the oncs not being melanoam savy. If there are other reasons i don’t know what they are.
an update on nerve damage. I have never been able to get onc surgeon or oncologist to say much about my nerve damage. In particular I asked about an kind of PT to help. They smiled and nodded in the way the do.
once out of the room the nurse said this: they don’t recommend PT before 6 weeks because, in my case of a lymphodectomy, that PT could dislodge remaining melanoma cells from excision site.50
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