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Topic: Problem with Mastectomy Scar Healing

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

Posted on: Nov 21, 2021 12:18AM

Alexandra1968 wrote:

Hi everyone, I had DCIS grade 3 with comedonecrosis. For a bunch of reasons I opted for a double mastectomy. It has been almost a year and the edge of the scar which is close to where the cancer cells were is not healing well. There is a red lump that looks like a cyst. MRI was clear but not sure if it would pick it up as it is practically in my armpit. Thankful for any input - I am new to the group

Alex
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Nov 21, 2021 12:53AM jhl wrote:

Alexandra,

Have you shown this to your surgeon? He/she may need to take a tissue sample for a biopsy.

Dx 11/15/2019, IDC: Cribriform, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Nov 21, 2021 07:08AM Spookiesmom wrote:

A visit to a dermatologist or wound care specialist

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 21, 2021 10:38PM Alexandra1968 wrote:

thank you both for the replies. The plastic surgeon thought it may be a cyst but no biopsy. I am a little nervous as i read sometimes cancer comes back in skin that won’t heal. I have had 3 non cancerous lumps since the mastectomy and don’t want to be constantly bugging my cancer surgeon but i am a little worried so may send him a picture.

Alex
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Nov 22, 2021 05:49AM Rah2464 wrote:

I don't think your surgeon would be bothered at all. Your health is important and that is what your team of physicians is there to do. Please let us know how your evaluation goes.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 22, 2021 12:54PM Alexandra1968 wrote:

Thank you! That is so nice of you to say Smile

Alex

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