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

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Posted on: Sep 9, 2020 07:38AM

HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

Hello,

I am two+ years out from breast cancer, no recurrence but I obsess about it constantly. This morning while getting ready I felt a very small lump which feels like it is on a tendon on my neck...it is very small, pea sized??? Is it possibly just a swollen lymph node? Going to pcp tomorrow to get it checked. Is it possible it will just go away?

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Sep 25, 2020 08:14PM Rain88 wrote:

That's good news, Heather! I know the worrying won't be over until you get the PET done, but it must feel good to know that all that much of you body is in the clear. And I agree with Elaine, don't read too much into it. It would be fantastic if our docs told us all is fine, no more scans, but truth is that they have no way of knowing it for sure, and it's a good thing they don't want to take any chances. Hence the worrying, but I'd rather have that and cover all my basis...

Yay, Lily! 🤗 🎉🍾

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Sep 25, 2020 08:31PM 2019whatayear wrote:

Thanks for the update Heather, I hope the PET super super unremarkable!

IDC 2 cm micromets 1 node 8 more removed. BMX 6/24, A/C then Taxol 7/25, 25 rads 1/6/2020 No reconstruction BRCA2 - BSO 2/19 all clear/ starting AI on 3/1/2020
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Sep 26, 2020 11:10AM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

Thanks to all of you!! I thank God for connecting me with people who have been there, are there, and know what it’s like!

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Sep 26, 2020 08:13PM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share a few songs via YouTube that have really helped me as I wait for tests and results, thought they may help you too! They are truly worth a listen!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jgYmuMvbP5I

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n_aVFVveJNs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B6fA35Ved-Y

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xBvaMT0itdA


Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Oct 2, 2020 04:27PM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

I am so frustrated! It has now been an entire week of my oncologists office dealing with my insurance to get approval for the PET scan! Arrghhh! Insurance keeps requesting additional documentation and now the entire week has passed with no scan and no approval! My MO office is doing all they can do, why would my insurance be so difficult!? I know the Pets are $$$$$, however it will soon be a month I have these suspicious nodes/lumps in my neck and we STILL don’t know if they are malignant! This waiting is so discouraging!

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Oct 2, 2020 04:40PM - edited Oct 2, 2020 04:40PM by Rain88

So sorry to hear that, Heather. I am surprised that it is so hard to get approval from insurance. I am over in Canada and,

while I don't have to deal with insurace, the hard part is the time between appointments. I will see my MO next Friday, a month after the U/S! I hope it will get sorted it out and you'll get the PET done asap. Hang in there!

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Oct 6, 2020 09:39AM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

Praise the Lord! My PET scan is finally approved!!!! I should hear today when it will be scheduled! Appreciate your continued prayers for good results!!!

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Oct 6, 2020 04:39PM Rain88 wrote:

🤗 Thinking of you, Heather, and praying for good results!

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Oct 9, 2020 04:23PM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

well had my Pet scan today. Tech seemed very serious afterwards...😳 I know I can’t read into that, but it’s so so hard! Then as I’m leaving the office I’m asked to go upstairs, here it was about an appt with a specialist I’ve been waiting for because I had Esophagitis inflammation on my CT scan a few weeks ago....of course I’m like the tech saw something bad light up in my esophagus and it’s not Esophagitis it’s cancer! Ugghhh.....I see my oncologist on Tuesday for pet results with my dh and see dr for Esophagus on October 27th...

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Oct 9, 2020 05:39PM Rain88 wrote:

Ugghh, Heather, so hard to wait some more! My CT neck scan will be next week. But in the meantime the results of the second bone scan came back as all clear! (I am sure you understand how relieved I was... )

Sending you good thoughts and stay strong! Heart

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Oct 9, 2020 08:24PM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

praise the Lord! So thankful your bone scan came back all clear!!!!

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Oct 13, 2020 02:50PM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

Praising the Lord!!! Pet scan showed NO CANCER!!!! 🙌🏻 I am so full of joy and praise my eyes are running over!!! Thank you to ALL OF YOU for your prayers, support and love!! There was some inflammation in my left lung that could be from having radiation after chemo 2 years ago .just to check on it I will have a CT scan in six weeks! Unsure why lymph nodes in neck are enlarged...possibly virus, Dr is CONFIDENT it is not cancer. I will have an Ultrasound in four weeks to check them out. There is inflammation in my esophagus that I will see gastrointestinal dr for at end of month, possibly also related to radiation ☢️. God has carried me through, and used all of your arms to lift me up!!

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Oct 13, 2020 03:08PM aprilgirl1 wrote:

HEATHER!!!! I am so happy for you! PTL indeed. Inflammation and viruses can cause these but we have to have them checked out and also be taken seriously. I am so relieved for you and thank you for letting us know.

recurrence in lymph nodes (superclavicle/mediastinal)"You can do it like it's a great weight on you, or you can do it like it's part of the dance." Ram Dass Dx 11/7/2008, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 11/13/2019, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 13, 2020 03:24PM HeatherPsalm34-4 wrote:

Thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement!!!!

Dx 6/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy
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Oct 13, 2020 04:21PM Rain88 wrote:

I am absolutely thrilled for you, Heather! 🤗🎉

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Oct 13, 2020 08:43PM 2019whatayear wrote:

Wonderful news Heather! I’m so happy for you!!

IDC 2 cm micromets 1 node 8 more removed. BMX 6/24, A/C then Taxol 7/25, 25 rads 1/6/2020 No reconstruction BRCA2 - BSO 2/19 all clear/ starting AI on 3/1/2020
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Oct 14, 2020 05:18AM Francesca30 wrote:

so happy for you, Heather! Praise God! What a relief

Surgery 3/13/2019 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Dx 3/14/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/3/2019 TAC Radiation Therapy 8/13/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/13/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/17/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 11/28/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 7/30/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Oct 14, 2020 06:44PM KMom57 wrote:

I’ve been following your initial post Heather and checking in to see if you had results, an I can’t tell you how happy I was to read your good news.

Dx 10/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/15/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/31/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 16, 2020 02:30PM pure0323 wrote:

Hooray! So happy you got good news

Dx 7/21/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/9/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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9 hours ago Rain88 wrote:

Hi, Heather, I'm finally back with the CT scan results: no adenopathy!!! So the lumps in my neck I so feared it could be mets, they are not even lymph nodes, as per the US results. (My MO said they're probably cysts, so no wonder they showed no fatty hilum.) So, I guess a CT scan is a much more accurate tool?! I am VERY relived for sure! And I don't know abour anybody else, but I need a break from scans! The worrying in between the results has been draining! It's like I lived 50 hard years in the last 5 months!

Sorry if I am a bit intense, especially in the light of good news. I hope you and everyone else is doing well. Heart

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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6 hours ago 2019whatayear wrote:

wonderful news Rain88!!!

IDC 2 cm micromets 1 node 8 more removed. BMX 6/24, A/C then Taxol 7/25, 25 rads 1/6/2020 No reconstruction BRCA2 - BSO 2/19 all clear/ starting AI on 3/1/2020

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