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Topic: Feeling lumps after reconstruction

Forum: Breast Reconstruction —

Talk with others facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2021 02:53PM

Laurencl wrote:

Hi all,

I am two years out from a single mastectomy with TE placement ( after five months of chemo) followed by radiation and anastrozole, and about 10 months out of delayed DIEP (due to Covid). I had fat grafting and nipple reconstruction about a month ago and have just discovered two small lumps in my reconstructed breast. I can’t see my PS for a few weeks and doubt I could see any of my other doctors any sooner. I have read about scar tissue and fat necrosis, but I’m just getting more and more anxious..

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Aug 30, 2021 10:25PM OnTarget wrote:

I have some lumps that they say are fat necrosis. The plan is to ultrasound every 6 months, and if they don't change, we can ignore them

I've had them scanned twice without changes.

Diagnosed at 42, Oncotype score 16, ITC in one node- considered node negative. Lost right implant to infection March 2020. Waiting to start reconstruction all over again. Dx 4/8/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/23/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/15/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/6/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/6/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 2/15/2020 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 3/30/2020 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 11/6/2020 Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/1/2021 Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Aug 31, 2021 08:52PM - edited Aug 31, 2021 08:53PM by Laurencl

On Target

Thank you for answering! I have to admit, I'm freaking out. The one constant with cancer seems to be…change.

Lauren

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Sep 16, 2021 05:50PM Laurencl wrote:

Had an ultrasound and yes, fat necrosis….good news, but I am just exhausted from all of this

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