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Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 04:03AM - edited Jan 8, 2021 04:20AM by marylinn222

marylinn222 wrote:

I am 6 months post reconstruction with implants and fat grafting. I have three BB sized lumps now right at the top of my implant/base of my pec muscle. The fat grafting didn't take well in that area at all. This is my non cancer side. Anyone else have something of the like? I'm terrified it's my cancer on the opposite side.

Dx 2/7/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 8, 2021 04:34AM LivinLife wrote:

Others likely will have more experience or info with what you are describing. I will share my experience though for what it's worth. I am 4 months out from my BMX. I had many lumps and bumps primarily on my DCIS side. After about two months or so I was getting a P.T. referral and asked the P.A. to check those areas. She believed they were scar tissue. Then I also had several L.T. session with an O.T. who is also a L.T. for persistent cording (still ongoing unfortunately- we believe scleroderma is a big part of the problem) - she smoothed most of those out. There are still harder slightly less than marble-sized area - maybe 3 or 4. I actually think these are swollen lymph nodes since I've had those on the outside of both elbows per the L.T. (cording on both sides and in my diaphragm). I am comfortable waiting until I see my oncologist in mid-March at this point. You may want to at least call one of your docs/portal message them or whatever you have at your disposal. Let them know what you are feeling/experiencing, hear their recommendation and see if you are comfortable with that. Please let us know what you find! Best with this!

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Feb 17, 2021 05:18PM - edited Feb 17, 2021 05:20PM by Obxflygirl1

from what I understand, small lumps are not uncommon after fat grafting. It has something to do with the fat not getting the proper nerve/blood vessel supply. Always better to check things out for peace of mind but it sounds like a common occurrence. I’m 8 years post MX and am having fat grafting in March to even out the divots in the top chest where the implants are.

Exchange Jan. 2013; CV Flaps Nips....April. 2013.. Vinnie....Sept. 2013 Dx 8/14/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 10/8/2012 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 1, 2021 11:16AM KBeee wrote:

Lumps are not uncommon, but do let your doctor know. If you can see them, take a picture too so you can document change.

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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