I am new to the forum - I had a sentinel lymph node biopsy on both armpits as part of the process for Melanoma. I also had a wide excision on my back. this was done 2 weeks ago. the back surgery is healing fine but I have developed swelling in each armpit with lymph fluid. Each each morning the fluid leaks out of my incision which are mostly healed. I spoke to the cancer nurse and she said that is normal and should give it more time to heal. I asked if I need to get them drained and she said not that if it is leaking out, let it heal naturally. I am worried that each time the fluid leaks out (pretty gross) that I risk getting an infection or that the incision will take a very long time to heal. Can anyone support or offer any advice - it's a bit scary.