Local Recurrence Scare Post Mastectomy - 13 Years Out
Hi all! I was here back in 2010 and it was so helpful. Since then, I've been through a left mastectomy with reconstruction, chemo, 5 years of Tamoxifen followed by 5 years of Femara. I have been doing well. BUT …
A couple weeks ago I was outside in the sun for an extended time (covered, not bare). I felt a stinging sensation on my mastectomy side but thought it was possibly a bug bite, mosquito. When I came inside, my reconstructed left breast was red, as if with a rash. When I started feeling around, I detected two palpable lumps.
Jumping ahead, I had an ultrasound and today biopsies on the two lumps. I did have an MRI 6 months ago and it was fine. Everything looked good.
I'm afraid of a recurrence. I just don't see how it could be anything else. Scar tissue doesn't just pop up out of the blue after nearly 13 years, does it?
I'm not sure if anybody will see this, but looking for anybody who has had a similar experience and/or a local recurrence post mastectomy after years out. Hopefully this makes sense. You're all warriors. This just never ends, does it?