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Lumpectomy with 15 nodes removed ; complete pathological response no residue cancer either had 3.9 cm tumor and same cancer in lymph node. No cancer anywhere now, but I have this drain. When does the drain come out?

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  • Lou Cam Profile
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    It will come out when the fluids that are draining decrease output enough. I had to measure fluids and keep a record of it. Mine were in over two weeks. It really varies from person to person. My drain area hurt, and the ladies on here advised me to use ice, which really helped. When the drains were taken out, I felt so much better.
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
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    About 10 days... Whoooo on complete pathological response! Research shows that this significantly drops chance of recurrence
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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      What is complete pathological response?

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    • Betti A Profile
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      I assume she did chemo. first and it worked totally to remove her cancer prior to surgery.

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    • Karen Milburn Profile
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      Lou Cam, I have triple Negative BC, stage 2b, grade 2; nottimgham acore was 8 ( very aggressive). I had Malignant tumor 2.8. X 2.1. X 3.9 cm and same cancer in one lymph node. All biopsied on 11/5/2013; did A/C dense dose x 4 every other week...

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      Lou Cam, I have triple Negative BC, stage 2b, grade 2; nottimgham acore was 8 ( very aggressive). I had Malignant tumor 2.8. X 2.1. X 3.9 cm and same cancer in one lymph node. All biopsied on 11/5/2013; did A/C dense dose x 4 every other week followed by Taxol dense dose x 4 every other week. Surgery on 3/18/2014. .

      I had lumpectomy lower right side of my breast and a b9 tiny area removed at 3:00 position upper left breast and she removed 15 lymph nodes

      All had no cancer cells and all had no residual cancer cells. So the path report says a complete pathological response ( to chemo)

      I am schedule for surgery follow up 3/27 and oncology follow up 4/2. . I also see radiation oncologist for the first time on 3/27. Not sure when I start the radiation just know it has always been in my treatment plan.

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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      Karen, that sounds like wonderful news, your chemo really did it's job. Hope you get your drain out soon, I felt much better when the drains came out. Best wishes with your recovery.

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  • Betti A Profile
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    I had 2 that came out 10 days post op. I saw the surgeon at day #5 and was putting out very little fluid but she opted to leave them in the extra 5 days. She said she would rather be on the safe side than have to put them back in. She based it on the amount I was putting out which she told me was very little. I know my first night in the hospital it seems the nurses were in every couple of hours doing my vital signs and they always emptied the drainage bags, too, and there wasn't that much then either.
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    Where you have reached the level your doctor wants . My surgeon wouldn't take ot out untill I was down to less than 10cc in a 24 hours. The drains are awful !!! But if they take them out too soon you can get an infection or a seroma.
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