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Mar 7, 2019 12:17AM
polli...could you be more specific? Is the questionable area near your scar or another area?
Recurrence is rare. Usually, mucinous is indolent and may not return or it might return decades down the road.
That said...our teams need to be very thorough. You might have a recurrence in the area where your original tumor was located. Sometimes, there are rogue cells left in the area and that might have sprouted. Likewise, you can have a benign cyst that looks like a mucinous tumor, but because they can be mistaken for one another, a biopsy is necessary. And then there are other things that like to grow in our breasts besides cancer. So, it is hard to say what your team sees, but it is good that it is being investigated.
You know Polli, last year, I had a cancer scare in another area of my body. I was so upset, but even more pissed. Here I was, for 8 years worrying about a breast cancer recurrence and thrn I got a 5 cm tumor, which ultimately turned out to be benign, growing in my thigh.
Once you are a cancer patient, you need to get used to the fact that doctors are going to be treating us differently, for better or worse.
Hopefully, all will be well. The likelihood of a mucinous recurrence, this early, is highly unlikely.
And that tumor in my leg? That thing was very rare too. It was an intramuscular Myxoma,
Keep us posted! Will be thinking of you
Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)