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Nov 26, 2019 03:59AM
I too had a seroma post BMX and was drained three times, in order to proceed with radiation. Very unpleasant. I believe manual drainage is the solution. From what I understand the body is reacting to the surgery the best way it knows how. Sometimes they resolve and sometimes they persist. If you feel pressure ask to get it drained.
When the cancer recurred on my scar line as skin Mets the radiologist detected the underlying seroma. During a surgical biopsy of the Mets the seroma became involved and I ended up with a wound that took a very long time to heal.
2013 DCIS treatment lumpectomy x2 plus radiation. 2018 new IDC treatment Neo adjuvant chemotherapy. Surgery July 18. Radiation August through to October 2018. Xeloda till April 2019. Skin mets April 2019.
1/2013, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+
2/3/2013 Lumpectomy: Left
2/10/2013 Lumpectomy: Left
3/1/2013 Whole-breast: Breast
2/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
2/25/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)
7/23/2018 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
8/29/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
4/2/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
4/16/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (DUAL)