Sorry I do not know all the correct terminology, but I will try. I am unsure how I feel about what happened to me. A day before my bilateral mastechtomy, I had the dye injected in my breast so (I thought) I would have only a couple of lymph nodes removed. Well, I had 16 and no cancer was found (thank God). But I questioned the doctor about this and I am unsure if I am satisfied with the response. Should I feel that taking 16 nodes was excessive and unnecessary. Now, I have to worry about lymphedema. I knwo there are many other concerns when one has breast cancer, but this is bothering me.