New lump one year after initial diagnosis
Hi! Just need somewhere to release some stress! I was diagnosed with IDC one year ago at age 46. I had a lumpectomy, then re-excision when the margins were positive. Margins were still positive after second surgery. I had five weeks of radiation and am now on daily tamoxifen. One year after my initial diagnosis, to the day, I found another lump in the same breast. I’ve scheduled mammogram and ultrasound but the waiting is awful. I constantly feel like I have a bowling ball in the pit of my stomach. The lump feels very similar to the first tumor, which I also found on my own following clear mammogram. I want to be hopeful that it’s not more cancer, but am struggling.
I’ve not shared this with anyone other than my husband and dr. I have three kids, high school and college age. I don’t want them to worry unless there is something to worry about. Meanwhile it’s very hard compartmentalizing so they don’t sense that something may be wrong.
Just looking for some support in a place full of people who I know really get it. Thank you!