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Forum: Not Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastases but Concerned —

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Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 05:29PM

jenjenl wrote:

Over the last few weeks I've observed an increase in pain on the right side. Below the ribs and to the right of the belly button. I have this pain/pull feeling, sometimes sharp. It's inconsistent but present. It's heighted when I bend down (ie to tie a shoe it hurts) but doesn't hurt if I push on it sitting or standing.


I have an appt with onc on Monday but coming here to learn more about what the pain feels like if it has metastasized to the liver.

This is a very different pain then I've experienced in the past. I had a scan January last year and it said:

Gallbladder, Pancreas, bladder, Liver and spleen unremarkable. Lung bases are clear. Clips are seen in abdomen. Small umbilical hernia is seen containing only fat, with no inflammation.

39 year old wife and mother of 2 children, ages 11 and 8. BRCA1+ (33 at dx) Dx 10/30/2012, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/12/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/18/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/21/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 4/29/2013 Breast Surgery 7/22/2013 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 1/20/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 11, 2018 10:44PM KBeee wrote:

I had intermittent stabbing pain in my upper right quadrant. I tried eliminating various foods with litttle success, until I eliminated dairy. Then the pain disappeared. It comes back anytime I eat dairy. I have never previously had a problem. Just mentioning it in case you have not tried eliminating foods

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/25/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/19/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/22/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/28/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/24/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/30/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/24/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 12, 2018 06:15AM Pre-K79 wrote:

I have the same pain ... and the same fear! I asked my MO about it months ago but scans were clear and liver- related blood tests were normal and that was the extent of her addressing it. I pla to bring it up to my primary care dr. I also suspect (hope) something digestive being irritated to cause my symptoms. Keep us posted - sending good thoughts your way!

Diagnosed at 38, triple negative in breast, HER2 + in nodes Dx 7/19/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 16/19 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/10/2017 AC Chemotherapy 9/28/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/18/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/24/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 12, 2018 11:30AM wallycat wrote:

Gallstones could be causing this...and they do not always show up on scans.

Have you tried taking milk thistle?? That may help your liver/gallbladder. Sending healing thoughts.


Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Apr 12, 2018 01:11PM Lexica wrote:

I am having a very similar pain, inconsistent, sometimes stabbing on right side of belly button below ribs. I thought it might be due to hormone therapy. Seeing my PCP on Tuesday for at least an abdominal exam. Let us know how your visit goes!

Diagnosed at 34. Dx 7/2017, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 5/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 1/15/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Apr 12, 2018 03:21PM 70charger wrote:

I will be watching this thread as I also have a pain in that area. Not from dairy as I will get it even if I ate a simple fruit cup. Mine occurs usually on an empty stomach.

Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/8/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/21/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Grade 3 Chemotherapy 9/10/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 19, 2018 05:05PM Noly wrote:

I had the same thing going on a few months ago that sent me into full on Recurrence Anxiety, which I am still struggling to get out of.

I had a CT Scan and blood work and braced myself for the results. Luckily they all came back normal. My Doctors have ll decided that the cause is benign and probably nerve related or due to a "thin intestinal wall" (whatever that means). They said it's very hard to diagnose the cause of my pains and let it go. So I guess if they are not concerned it's cancer I won't be either. I still have the pains though (even as I type this, it's a daily thing that I've just grown used to). I still worry about every other thing that I notice but I feel better knowing I don't have to worry about that.

I hope they are able to discovery the cause of your pain and that it is easily treated and not BC related in any way!

Good Luck. Come back and let us know the results either way.

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Dx 12/1/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 25, 2018 11:59AM jenjenl wrote:

I had a pelvis xray and just had an abdominal CT scan. I should have results EOW. I'm feeling hopefully since its been less painful this week.

39 year old wife and mother of 2 children, ages 11 and 8. BRCA1+ (33 at dx) Dx 10/30/2012, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/12/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/18/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/21/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 4/29/2013 Breast Surgery 7/22/2013 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 1/20/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 27, 2018 02:19PM KBeee wrote:

Glad the pain is decreasing.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/25/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/19/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/22/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/28/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/24/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/30/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/24/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 30, 2018 09:11AM jenjenl wrote:

Xray shows arthritis in hips. CT scan of abdomen shows are small hernia.

39 year old wife and mother of 2 children, ages 11 and 8. BRCA1+ (33 at dx) Dx 10/30/2012, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/12/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/18/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/21/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 4/29/2013 Breast Surgery 7/22/2013 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 1/20/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 30, 2018 04:33PM KBeee wrote:

Great news!

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/25/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/19/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/22/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/28/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/24/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/30/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/24/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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May 1, 2018 05:07AM 70charger wrote:

Glad the wait is over for you!

Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/8/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/21/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Grade 3 Chemotherapy 9/10/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 29, 2018 01:22PM 70charger wrote:

Had fluoroscopy of stomach yesterday, they've already called for me to come in. Going to have bloodwork done tonight, Appointment is for Friday morning. VERY nervous about results as my Dad passed from stomach cancer back in 84. Fingers crossed

Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/8/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/21/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Grade 3 Chemotherapy 9/10/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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