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Topic: Enlarged axillary node! Biopsy tomorrow!

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Posted on: Apr 29, 2020 04:49PM

NPmom wrote:

Hello, haven’t posted much. I have been getting back to life then BAM! Last week I noticed swollen area in left armpit. Sometimes I could find it sometimes I couldn’t. I was seen right away and have a biopsy scheduled tomorrow. My breast surgeon called and said if node is cancerous then I will have ALND and radiation. Ugh. So scared. I am almost exactly 2 years from original diagnosis. Bo

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Apr 29, 2020 05:02PM MikaMika wrote:

Hello, I'm sorry about your node. Did they do an ultrasound? Maybe it's just a reactive lymph node?

Dx 8/2019, ILC, Stage IIA, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 29, 2020 05:14PM mitziandbubba wrote:

I know this is unlikely - but I had what they thought was a node which was actually breast tissue. It goes up into the armpit on some people. It is called the tail of spence. That is where my tumor was.

Of course there is every possibility that it is totally b9 and I do hope so.

Surgery 5/9/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/28/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 29, 2020 05:18PM NPmom wrote:

yes I had an ultrasound which I actually requested. I was seen in triage area and the doctor didn’t feel it.? Had ultrasound next day which showed suspicious node. I pray it’s nothing

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Apr 29, 2020 06:13PM MikaMika wrote:

NPmom,

I read stories here, that some women have reactive lymph nodes. Sometimes (especially if you are skinny) you can feel normal nodes. How big is yours?

Dx 8/2019, ILC, Stage IIA, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 29, 2020 06:19PM MikaMika wrote:

Fingers crossed for just reactive nodes!!!

Dx 8/2019, ILC, Stage IIA, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 29, 2020 07:33PM NPmom wrote:

1.6 cm. Ugh

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Apr 29, 2020 07:59PM jcp wrote:

NP Mom,

I will pray for you. I haven't been on here for about a year.

What do those four intials mean that your dr mentioned.

I had br ca in 2005 and now there is a calcification showing on chest xray that dr wants CT scan on.

I am so worried. I heard calcifications via internet on lung can be mets.

I will pray for you to have great results tomorrow.

Keep me in yours, please.

Thank you,

JCP

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Apr 29, 2020 08:01PM - edited Apr 29, 2020 08:03PM by jcp

NPMOM- Where is the node located? I have one in lung that they are going to do a CT scan on. I am so scared. Best wishes to you!

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Apr 30, 2020 03:17AM NPmom wrote:

hi jcp my enlarged node is in my armpit.ALND is axillary lymph node dissection. I am sorry to hear that you are going through this as well. I keep telling myself it will be fine. Anything slightly abnormal with our history will have dr order more tests. I will keep you in my pr

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May 4, 2020 01:27PM KBeee wrote:

Hoping the node is benign. Let us know how the biopsy goes. Sorry you're dealing with this.

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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May 17, 2020 06:41PM NPmom wrote:

sorry all for the late update. About 2 weeks ago I had my fine needle aspiration biopsy. Couple of days later the radiologist called and told me it was negative and found to be a reactive lymph node. She said I should repeat ultrasound in 6 months. Yeah!!! But then I got a call from my breast surgeon....she wants me to have a core biopsy likely in the next week or two to confirm negative. Even if negative she wants to take it out. Boo! Another surgery. If positive then I have to do it all...scans, axillary node dissection chemo and radiation. Mentally not going there yet😳please keep me in your prayers

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May 17, 2020 08:42PM Sunshine99 wrote:

NP, what does your Medical Oncologist think about having it removed. I would think if it's negative it would be OK to wait and have it re-checked in 3-6 months.

I agree, boo for another surgery!

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jun 12, 2020 09:01AM Lionsmane wrote:

@NPmom How are you doing?

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Jun 13, 2020 08:37AM - edited Jun 13, 2020 08:39AM by Leidy

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Dx 2/6/2015, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Grade 2, 12/29 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/3/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 8/19/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 9/26/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jun 23, 2020 08:20AM KBeee wrote:

If BS is going to take it out if negative, why the extra step of the core biopsy? Why not do a surgical biopsy? Hoping you get results quickly and that all continues to come back benign.

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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