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

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Posted on: Oct 30, 2019 05:20PM

kcat2013 wrote:

I discovered a new lump by accident yesterday while applying lotion. It's right where the original one was. I'm a bit freaked out right now because I've gotten to the point where I don't think about cancer much and I guess I kind of got lulled into the routine of nothing new on that front and expected it will always be that way. We recently moved 40 minutes away from my doctors' offices, to the rural mountains on our dream property. I can't believe the timing ( but we all know that cancer has excellent timing even if the lump turns out to be nothing it's still cancer history disrupting life). Anyway, I needed to come here for a little encouragement. I'll call the doctor tomorrow and get the ball rolling on figuring out what this dumb lump is.


34 at diagnosis Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 9/3/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Oct 30, 2019 05:28PM Micmel wrote:

holding your hand and in your pocket! Don’t panic. Could be fat necrosis from scaring, it could happen anytime. It happened to me. Try to take one day at time. It’s all you can do. Hugs to you ....

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 30, 2019 05:46PM kcat2013 wrote:

Thanks Micmel, I need the hand holding and the reminder not to panic!

34 at diagnosis Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 9/3/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Oct 31, 2019 12:22PM KBeee wrote:

Definitely get imaging at a minimum. Do not let a doctor feel it and say, "I am sure it is.....". Keep us posted.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 31, 2019 05:46PM kcat2013 wrote:

Thanks KBee, I think if I call my breast surgeon she will order imaging. The lump feels less concerning (small, hard, similar to scar tissue) now that I've gotten past the initial panic of feeling something there. It's hard to tell what I'm feeling if it's an actual lump or what, but back when I found my cancerous lump all I could tell was that the tissue felt different in the area. So I will check it out. I didn't have a chance to call today but should have time tomorrow.


34 at diagnosis Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 9/3/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Nov 4, 2019 06:47PM kcat2013 wrote:

I have an appointment with my Dr next Monday. Now just to deal with the waiting.



34 at diagnosis Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 9/3/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Nov 21, 2019 11:58AM kcat2013 wrote:

I thought I'd update. I saw my breast surgeon last week and had an ultrasound today. The lump is just calcifications due to scarring near the implant. The radiologist was very thorough, examined the lump then showed me the imaging and explained what was what on it and why it wasn't concerning. Thanks for the support here!


34 at diagnosis Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 9/3/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Nov 21, 2019 06:44PM mel147 wrote:

Great news! Congratulations!

Dx 6/12/2014, DCIS, 6cm+ Dx 7/16/2014, IDC, <1cm, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Nov 22, 2019 06:49AM KBeee wrote:

Great news!

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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