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Re: Nuclear dept

Hello Alvilajo


Thanks for your post.


If you are having a sentinel lymph node biopsy this usually involves an injection of a small amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) and a dye which is injected into the area around the cancer to identify the sentinel lymph node. The amount of radioactive material given is very low so does not mean that you would need to stay away from small children after your injection.


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Nuclear dept

Hi is it true once you have been to the nuclear dept for the injection in preparation for the opperation  that you should stay away from small children xxx