May 17, 2004 - 3:18 am
My mother was just diagnosed with Stage 3 melanoma. So far, she had the mole removed and her first injection of interferon this morning. I have been reading some of the messages posted in this website and some of you had posted that the infected lymph node was also surgically removed. I hace some concerns because the doctor that my mother went to advised against the surgical removal of the lymph node saying that the disease might spread further if removed. Is this advisable? Has there been reported cases that the cancer did spread upon removal of the infected lymph node?