Second ipsilateral idc sixteen years after first
I'm back in the club! I had my first bout of breast cancer in 2005 when I was premenopausal so had lumpectomy, rads, Zoladex ( Lupron in US?) and then Tamoxifen. Last November ( I'm now 61) I had an MRI because I had painful ribs and although no mets found a 1.5 demon nodule *was*. So I've now been biopsied and CT'd ( waiting for nearly a month between biopsy and results of scan was really hard! NHS radiologist shortage....)
Anyway, scheduled for a mastectomy and no reconstruction on 2nd March. Think I will have letrozole if the grade remains at 2. Mainly worried about lymphoedema as I do have a minimal amount on my affected side. I'm imagining waking up with a massive, painful arm but I suppose there's not much the surgeon can do to avoid it. I had 9 nodes taken first time. What do they do if they can't find sentinel nodes the second time ? The radiologist said there's a lot of scarring under my arm.
Anyway, I wanted to say hi and see if there were any othe ipsi ladies out there who could share experiences.