Reoccurrence following reconstruction with implants
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and cancer decided to make me acutely aware of what month it is. I received my biopsy results last night. Original diagnosed 6/3/2016, now 10/13/2022.
It has been a while since I had my implants checked. My oncologist called and asked me to make an appt. Had to wait almost 3 months and at that appt the surgeon found the lump. Not to worry she said, it’s most likely fat necrosis. Three days later had my six month checkup with the oncologist. She also said not to worry as mostly likely fat necrosis. To be safe the surgeon ordered an ultrasound. The tech came back and said they saw something and requested an order for a biopsy. The biopsy was done Tuesday afternoon
For those that have reoccurrence following mastectomy with reconstruction surgery what happens? Did you have lumpectomy? Did they remove the implant? Did you have additional lymph nodes tested? Chemo? Radiation? Both?
I had been taking Anastrozole up until Dec, 2021, but suffered horrible side effects. My oncologist decided my body had enough and I stopped taking it. Now 10 months later here I am again. Devastated.