Jun 15, 2011 - 1:54 pm
Can anyone explain what is the negative aspect of removing lymph nodes during DaVinci surgery? That is, what is the function of lymph nodes and what happens when some of them are removed? Do we even need them? Is there a safe number to remove? Why don't surgeons just cut them all out while in there?
My surgeon removed a number of lymph nodes which turned out to not have cancer cells and I was wondering what the future side effects will be.