Nov 05, 2009 - 2:46 pm
I'm a healthy female, married. I was recently diagnosed melanoma and had three sentinel lymph nodes removed from the groin area of my left leg for biopsy test. the result came out that one node was positive and the other two were negtive. My surgeon recommended to have the complete lymph node dissection to removed all the nodes in left groin area. The surgeon did mentioned some of the side effect such as lymphedema. I would like to learn from others experience.what was your experience of having lymphedema after removing all the lymph nodes in the groin regin.
I highly appreciate for your input and thank you all.