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A 31-year-old member asked:

will the radioactive dye for sentinel node biopsy make me sick?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
No: There is very little radiation with esentinel node biopsy which does not exhibit any systemic side effects. But since you are usually undergoing general anesthesia, there may be some sickness after surgery due to the anesthesia.
Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery 30 years experience
No: The tracer is technitium sulfa colloid. Unless one has an allergic reaction is it innocuous.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
No: The dose of radiation is so low that preganant women scrub on these cases routinely.

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