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    cowboy
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    I will have surgery for a mole in my back. Don’t have the stats on the size of the mole except that plastic surgeon said that the needle biopsy nearly got it all. ‘

    I am having sentinel node biopsy and then surgery.

    i have not had surgery before and i guess i assumed i would go in, get some stiches , and that is that.

    But in fact i will get a pretty good chunck of myself cutout and plastered over, hence the plastic surgeon and not my dermatologist.

    my question: what is the recovery like?

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    Catherine Poole
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    Please read about the sentinel node biopsy here: http://melanomainternational.org/melanoma-facts/sentinel-node-biopsy/#.XcAb35JKiM8

    You need to ask some questions of your provider: what anesthesia are you using? will I be outpatient and go home shortly after the procedure? When will you have the results? Will we talk about adjuvant therapy then. What discomfort will I feel? I hope this helps you. Try to take good care of yourself in the meantime and soon the procedure will be over.

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