Should I be worried? Anyone with a similar experience?
Hello my bc sisters,
I'm almost 4 months post bilateral mastectomy, and have found two lumps close to my sternum on my non cancer (right) side. My onco sent me for an ultrasound, and it showed what looks like fat necrosis encapsulating calcifications. My breast surgeon is aware (my onco wants them removed and sent to pathology for testing), and is making my plastic doc aware as well, since I see him this upcoming Tuesday to hopefully schedule my implant surgery. I'm not terribly concerned about that, as I want to trust they know what they saw on the US. What I am somewhat concerned with is that I found a new small lump at the same site as my original tumor on my left side. And and in the same way....I had an itch, I scratched it, I felt a non tender lump. Now, I'm going to assume it's the same thing....fat necrosis and calcification. I also know what assuming can sometimes do.....
Has anyone else had these same recurrence scares, and how did you handle it/onco-breast surgeon handle it? There's so many emotions with being diagnosed, and going through treatment, that just the thought of it recurring makes me feel anxious, but also ashamed since I'm sure it's probably nothing. The fear will always be there though, I suppose.