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Posted on: Mar 13, 2012 05:13PM

thankful4life wrote:

I just found a small lump-type of thing on my left lower rib (cancer side). I had my husband see if he could feel it, and he can, too. I called my PCP and will be going in th morning to have it checked out. I hate starting rounds of testing; I hate it so much, but I think it needs to be checked.

Has anyone had anything like this? It is a little smaller than a grape.

When do we ever NOT think that everything is cancer?

Sherry - Age 48 at diagnosis; ILC, IDC, Paget's, Lumpectomy on 11/18/2009 w/out clear margins, BMX w/free-TRAM reconstr.01/05/10; hyster/ooph 03/29/2010; Femara Dx 10/28/2009, ILC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 13, 2012 08:16PM bevin wrote:

Awww- Thankful, I'm so sorry that you need to worry about this.  Hopefully its nothing but some arthritic changes.  While I haven't had anything like this, I wanted to send you thoughts of strength as you wait for your appointment and scans. 

Good luck, keep us posted.

Age 45, Oncotype 11, Primary Tumor 2.1 cm, smaller satellite tumor nearby Dx 8/8/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/10/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/10/2010 Breast
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Mar 13, 2012 08:32PM Miller1353 wrote:

I had the same thing happen. I almost passed out when I felt a small lump while showering. I went to the oncologist and she said it was a tumor. I swear I broke out in a cold sweat. She did a needle aspiration on it. It was fat necrosis. It is very common after a mastectomy.  Hope you find similar benign results. :)

Dx 10/23/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 13, 2012 09:18PM thankful4life wrote:

Thanks so much for the replies! I will check back in tomorrow after my appointment.

Sherry - Age 48 at diagnosis; ILC, IDC, Paget's, Lumpectomy on 11/18/2009 w/out clear margins, BMX w/free-TRAM reconstr.01/05/10; hyster/ooph 03/29/2010; Femara Dx 10/28/2009, ILC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 13, 2012 11:29PM SAMayoFL wrote:

Sherry, this is bizarre!!!  I signed on because I am having the EXACT same thing you are having.  I bent down this weekend and had a pain in my ribs.  I started feeling the area and I have a lump the size of a lima bean or so on my ribcage just under my breast.  Do your ribs hurt?  For the most part, it feels like a bruise.  If I move a certain way my rib area is sore but unless I move or touch the area it doesn't really hurt.  I went to my general surgeon, who is on spring break, and saw his PA.  She did an ultrasound and said it doesn't look like anything to her but she is sending me for an ultrasound with a radiologist and a chest xray on Thursday.  Please let me know what you find out tomorrow.  I am trying not to panic but I am one year post treatment on March 23.  I really want to stay post treatment!!  By the way, I am an ILC girl too.  I had DIEP reconstruction in August. 

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 14, 2012 04:50PM thankful4life wrote:

Susan, my doc sent me for CT scan. I'm now waiting on call from doc. I know that panicked feeling. Hope things go well for you.

Sherry - Age 48 at diagnosis; ILC, IDC, Paget's, Lumpectomy on 11/18/2009 w/out clear margins, BMX w/free-TRAM reconstr.01/05/10; hyster/ooph 03/29/2010; Femara Dx 10/28/2009, ILC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 14, 2012 05:55PM kyliet wrote:

Wow, I found one also. It aches and hurts to touch. My GP and onco said not to worry as it is an accumulation of blood and fluid after operation, just to watch for infection.  It is still hard not to worry, but I only had a CT scan 5 weeks ago and that was clear. x

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life you have a 1000 reasons to smile. Mulitfocal, ECE, lymph. channel invasion, Chemo. RADs. Arimidex. Monthly Zoladex. Dx 11/11/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 14, 2012 09:07PM weety wrote:

Hoping for good news.

Dx 7/17/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/19/2010 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 4/10/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Surgery Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 14, 2012 09:35PM SAMayoFL wrote:

Thankful, when will you get the results of your CT?  I go for an ultrasound and chest Xray tomorrow.  I hate waiting!  All of us having the same symptoms though does give me some comfort.  Surely we wouldn't all have the same symptoms if something was wrong.

Kato, how long ago was your surgery?  I had DIEP stage 1 in August and stage 2 in November.  To me, hat seems like a long time after surgery to still have pain.

Weety, thank for the kind thoughts.  I am hoping for good news too!

Please come back here and post results.  I hate not ever knowing what happened!

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 14, 2012 09:46PM msjag wrote:

This is crazy, but I signed on to read if anyone had this, found a spot that felt a bit sore and when you touch it..WOW, made me jump it hurt so much, under the rad/bc side...has to be from radiation...I see onc/BS  in APril..when I come back from vacation, end of March, I will call...but I'm not ruining this vacation!!   Good luck to everyone.

Dx 9/29/2010, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 14, 2012 09:55PM SAMayoFL wrote:

What about you other ladies?  Radiation?  I didn't have radiation.  Msjag, how long ago was your radiation?  I agree, DO NOT let this ruin your vacation.  Have a wonderful time.  We are all having the same symptoms which leads me to believe it is nothing serious.

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 15, 2012 08:17AM barbe1958 wrote:

Hey ladies, Google "Costochondritis" and see if that makes sense for you. It is INCREDIBLY painful, but not serious.

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 15, 2012 05:35PM msjag wrote:

Thanks Barbe, I will do that now!!

Dx 9/29/2010, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 16, 2012 04:50AM kyliet wrote:

Just looked up costochondritis and it said there is no swelling just pain, I definitely have a prominent lump like a big pea.

I had lumpectomy in Dec '11. Full clearance Jan '11 and have just had chemo 2 of 6. Radiotherapy isn't till after chemo finishes.  Doc said no cancer should grow while having chemo, so lets hope not.

 It is so hard not to worry, I sometimes feel like the Drs are so used to it all they become a bit dismissive.

Hugs (not on the sore spot) to everyone, Kylie x

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life you have a 1000 reasons to smile. Mulitfocal, ECE, lymph. channel invasion, Chemo. RADs. Arimidex. Monthly Zoladex. Dx 11/11/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 16, 2012 07:51AM barbe1958 wrote:

My lump felt like a thumb was under the skin and lying on the rib bone. It hurt with pressure. An ultrasound showed it to be "normal breast tissue". The doc and I looked back at my double mast chest and he said "Well, you know what they mean when they say normal."

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 16, 2012 08:00AM kerri72 wrote:

Hi everyone, just as I was finishing radiation last year I noticed a lump on my lower cancer-side rib - it didn't exactly hurt but made the area feel tender/sore. The ultrasound showed it was a benign lipoma (fatty tumor). None of my doctors were the least concerned and told me to ignore it. I was totally freaked out and know exactly how you ladies are feeling! I hope and pray yours turn out to be nothing too. 

Dx 8/13/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Mar 19, 2012 11:09PM thankful4life wrote:

Will have surgery on Thursday to excise cyst.

Sherry - Age 48 at diagnosis; ILC, IDC, Paget's, Lumpectomy on 11/18/2009 w/out clear margins, BMX w/free-TRAM reconstr.01/05/10; hyster/ooph 03/29/2010; Femara Dx 10/28/2009, ILC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2012 11:17PM SAMayoFL wrote:

Thankful, have they given you any idea what to expect?  I HATE waiting.

I had an ultrasound and chest xray on Thursday.  Both tests did not show anything remarkable.  My rib pain is still pretty bad though.  Yesterday I was in a lot of pain.  It hurt to take a deep breath and to bend down.  I don't want to incur any more medical bills but I am not comfortable ignoring being in pain either.  I have an appointment on Wednesday with the surgeon so I will have to see what he says.

UGH!!!!

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 19, 2012 11:24PM SAMayoFL wrote:

Barbe,

I just saw your post on costochondritis.  That actually sounds exactly like what I have.  I told my husband last night that if the pain was on my left side I would think I was having a heart attack.  My symptoms match what I read very close.  I will keep ya'll posted but that gives me some mental relief.

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 19, 2012 11:38PM thankful4life wrote:

SAM, he thinks it is probably just a cyst, but I just want to know for sure. He said I will have a 2- to 3-inch incision; surgery should only take about 30 minutes.

Sherry - Age 48 at diagnosis; ILC, IDC, Paget's, Lumpectomy on 11/18/2009 w/out clear margins, BMX w/free-TRAM reconstr.01/05/10; hyster/ooph 03/29/2010; Femara Dx 10/28/2009, ILC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 20, 2012 09:51AM barbe1958 wrote:

Susan, my pain is on my left side, too!! It happened once at work and I went to the guy next to me cause I was so worried. He said "Should I call an ambulance" and I said "I don't know!!" I had a full cardiac work-up to dicount heart issues just in case. It was VERY scary and VERY, VERY painful!! How can it just be inflamation as it hurts SO much!!!

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 20, 2012 09:52AM barbe1958 wrote:

Thankful, I will be thinking of you as you get the bugger out on Thursday. Anxious to hear what it is and how you do!! You are in my prayers until I hear otherwise.

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 20, 2012 02:04PM - edited Mar 20, 2012 02:05PM by Karen3

I have the same - had it for many months now and predates my recent bilateral mast for my second BC. I have pain in ribs too - feels 'bruised' to touch. The lump is soft though and moveable. It's about 2cm. My doc said not to lose sleep over it because he thinks it's a lipoma (a harmless benign tumour). I see my surgeon on Friday and I am sure he will say the same. I dont feel especially worried about it now.

Second diagnosis 17/10/11 DCIS 4cm, grade 3 (high grade) left breast (contralateral breast cancer), Er- Pr -, 0/2 nodes, Bilateral mast 8/12/11. IDC TN 09/09 neo adjuvant chemo nil response. Lumpectomy 01/2010 and rads 03/ 2010. Dx 9/8/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/22/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/3/2010 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/5/2010 Breast Surgery 12/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Mar 20, 2012 02:15PM BouncingBetties wrote:

I hope it's just a cyst. I have tenderness in my rib area on the right side (cancer side) but I'm afraid to feel around. I have tenderness in my breast and under my arm, too. I used the ipalm hand massager my Mom bought me from Hammacher Schlemmer to improve my neuropathy and we think that it may have stimulated my lymph glands. I have an appointment for my Zoladex implant next Thursday (on my birthday, yet) and think I might ask to see my onc for a quick check. I don't think it matters what stage we are or how much time goes by - I think the fear is always going to be there.

CANCER SUCKS!!! I'm almost out of txt options, Metsisters. 😔 Dx 7/12/2011, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/4/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/19/2012 Surgery 1/3/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/25/2013 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2013 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 11/5/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/9/2013 Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy 2/14/2014 AC Hormonal Therapy 6/18/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Mar 20, 2012 10:36PM SAMayoFL wrote:

Barbe, is this something that comes and goes for you?  Or something that happened and then you healed from it?  It's really weird because Sunday night I was contemplating going to the ER because it hurt so bad to take a breath and then Monday it was completely gone.  BC is driving me CRAZY!!!

Thankful, I will be thinking of you on Thursday too.  Please let us know what he says.  I go back to the surgeon tomorrow but I already know the ultrasound and chest Xray didn't show anything unusual.  UGH!!!

Bouncing, happy early birthday and keep us posted!

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 21, 2012 11:21AM barbe1958 wrote:

Susan, it comes and goes. When it REALLY happens, I can't even breathe. It scares the crap out of my DH as he sees the look on my face!! I bend over a chair back trying to "support" my ribs as I force myself to try to breathe. I had wondered at one point if it was a form of pleursy (sp?) and they say to do that to force air into your lungs.

Otherwise, I just notice that the area is tender if pushed on. It keeps me from checking myself for lumps as it hurts to push.

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 21, 2012 02:22PM SAMayoFL wrote:

Barbe, that is exactly the symptoms I have.  Sometimes the pain is severe while other times I just have a sore or tender spot.  I picked up my films and report today to take with me to my doctor's appointment and it said the irregularity is at the costochondral injunction.  I feel much better just knowing that.

Thanks so much for your support during this!

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 21, 2012 07:05PM barbe1958 wrote:

Susan, please let us know what your doc says!!! Glad to have been of comfort.

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 21, 2012 07:46PM SAMayoFL wrote:

I have costochondritis!!!!!  I am SO happy!!!  I have been in so much pain plus having a lump has had me in a tailspin.  A heavy weight has been lifted!!  Thank you so much for getting me through this!

Thankful, I hope your heavy weight is lifted tomorrow as well.  Please let us know!

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Mar 21, 2012 07:54PM barbe1958 wrote:

Susan, it's still a painful symptom to have, what did the doc recommend for you? I'm SO happy for you but I do know it's still painful...

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 21, 2012 11:26PM SAMayoFL wrote:

I am still having major leg pain from either chemo or the Neupogen shots.  March 23 I am one year post chemo but I still have terrible leg pain.  In order to sleep, I have to take Mobic every night.  My surgeon said that would be enough but I could ibuprofen if needed.  He also mentioned that costochondritis is very painful and will last a while.  He said probably 5-6 weeks.  Honestly, as long as the beast is not back and I don't have to worry about having chemo again I will not complain.  Well, I probably will complain but I know it could be a lot worse!

How long have you been dealing with this?

Susan

Susan BRCA2+. AC+T finished on 03/23/2011. No rads. Bi-lateral DIEP 08/03/11 (one side immediate one side delayed). 11/05/12 mets to ovaries, uterus and peritoneum. Dx 9/15/2010, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/2/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/2/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 11/5/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/20/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)

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