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Topic: Cat sniffing around area where tumor was removed

Forum: Stage II Breast Cancer — Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020 11:13AM

Toyamjj wrote:

Help talk me off the ledge... Jan 3rd had my one year anniversary mammogram and it was clean. My 15 year old cat likes to lie on everyone in the families chest and does so often. Yesterday while laying in my bed, I was actually lying on my side with a t-shirt on and no bra and you could see the outline of my nipple through my shirt. As she goes to climb on top of me she smells my nipple, I noticed it and thought hmmm thats odd. Then as she gets herself comfortable to lay in the middle of my chest I notice that she then goes and sniffs the area where the tumor was removed from. Of course now im freaking out! Again I had my one yr mammogram this jan 3. I know animals have a sick sense so not sure what to think?

DX at age 44 Oncotype 22 Dx 1/4/2019, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2019 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2019 Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 25, 2020 04:07PM WC3 wrote:

Cats will sniff things they have not seen before or in a particular context so if your nipple was more prominent that usual that might have something to do with it. But at least dogs can smell cancer and I wouldn't doubt that cats could so I don't think it would be baseless to pursue more imaging if you are concerned.

Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 26, 2020 08:39PM Toyamjj wrote:

WC3,

Thanks for responding, I agree about the nipple so not going to read too much into that, but I am concerned about her sniffing the area where the tumor was so I made an appointment and I'm being seen tomorrow, will update after.

Thanks Again!

DX at age 44 Oncotype 22 Dx 1/4/2019, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2019 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2019 Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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