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Covid Vaccine/Lymph Node Study

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      ed williams
        Caman, very interesting finding and important information to keep in mind if lymph nodes swell close to vaccine shot. Remember that just a few years ago all patients with a positive sentinel node biopsy would be given complete lymph node dissections. Of those who had CLND only 20% would be found to have melanoma spread, so the old standard before MSLT-2 study was 80% negative (I was one of those negative results patients). It would be nice for more of a sample size in this study, like reaching out to other hospitals in Germany to see if this pattern showed up elsewhere. It could have been a case of one hospital not taking into account the vaccine as a cause of lymph node swelling. I would think if it was happening to many patients that the topic would have come up on melanoma forum pages like this one or other patient sites that some of us are members on!
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