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Topic: New lump after DCIS grade 3 and double mastectomy

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2020 11:26AM

Sallison wrote:

Hi!

I am new to the group and a tad bit worried as anyone would be. I was diagnosed with DCIS grade III in 2016, and had a double mastectomy the same year. I went through tissue expanders, and finally had my implants inserted. Since then I have had a lump appear in the general area that my cancer was found originally, and that was drained and that was it. Fast forward 3 years later and the lump is back, and larger. I have an appointment today and I am worried. What are the odds of the cancer coming back after I had the matectomy?

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Aug 25, 2020 01:39PM Moderators wrote:

Hi Sallison, and welcome to Breastcancer.org,

We're so sorry for the worries that bring you here, but we're really glad you've found us. You're sure to find our Community an amazing source of information, advice, and support as you figure out what's going on -- we're all here for you!

We're sure someone will be by to share their thoughts and experience, but we wanted to send a warm welcome and thank you for posting. Please keep us posted with how your appointment goes today. We're thinking of you!

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Aug 25, 2020 01:54PM Beesie wrote:

Sallison, so sorry that you find yourself in this situation.

On average, approx. 1%-2% of patients who have a MX for DCIS end up with a localized recurrence. The recurrence might be DCIS again, or it may have progressed to become IDC.

I hope your appointment goes well. Since the lump was successfully drained last time, with luck it's the same thing this time, and can be drained and then you are done.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes!


“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Aug 25, 2020 04:24PM LivinLife wrote:

Sallison... sorry to hear you have all this going on ....again....in a different way! Please let us know how the appointment went. I see you posted on another thread so you may have provided an update there. Please keep us up on how you are and what is happening....

Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/30/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Aug 25, 2020 04:46PM Sallison wrote:

Thank you all for the replies! Doc is sending me for an ultrasound tomorrow. She did one herself, she wants a radiologist to look at it to be sure. She “believes” they are scar tissue or fat cells. I have multiple ones, she measured one to be about 3mm she said. I’ll keep y’all posted.

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Aug 25, 2020 06:32PM LivinLife wrote:

Oh Sallison, that would be wonderful if it truly is that. I'm sending positive energy your way......

Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/30/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right

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