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Topic: What the heck?

Forum: ILC (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2008 01:38PM

needtotalk wrote:

Hi there.  I am going in for surgery on the 26th.  1.2 cm, no node detection on MRI and this morning I wake up with a bump under my arm that is red and painful.  About half the size of a pea.  then I found another even smaller and also painful.  I have been feeling around for a number of days, could I have been aggravating something?  What the heck could they be.  The bump or lump is close to the surface and red and hurts to the touch.  I haven't changed deodorant or done anything different.  thanks for any help!! 

Dx 1/16/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 22, 2008 05:58PM LindaLou53 wrote:

Needtotalk. Is it possible you have razor burn? Sounds like a superficial irritation of the skin. It is understandable that you may be excessively "examining" that area which could cause some local inflammation. I would keep the area clean and dry, try not to palpate overly much, and possibly apply a triple antibiotic type ointment if you see any breaks in the skin. I would not worry unless the area becomes much more tender, swollen or starts draining. If it really is bothering you, leave a message with your physicians call service.

Life is not measured by how many breaths we take...but by the moments that take our breath away! ...I am a 14/9 yr survivor of 2 Primary BCs, 23/23 Positive Nodes (Zometa x 5 years) Started Paloma-3 Clinical Trial 4-14-14 Dx 7/14/2000, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/11/2000 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/30/2000 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/26/2001 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 5/10/2001 Dx 11/21/2005, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 1, 23/23 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2005 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 12/23/2005 Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 4/7/2006 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 4/7/2006 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/21/2014, ILC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 4/14/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Feb 22, 2008 06:04PM needtotalk wrote:

Thanks for your reply, LindaLou.  It almost feels like a small boil, although I can't really see a head on it.  There is another one (really, really small) about 1 inch below it.  Also very tender.  They are on the ILC side, but far away from the breast, near the top of the armpit, but still where armpit nodes would be.  Has anyone else ever heard of this in relation to breast cancer.  I'm not freaked, but certainly nervous (as I have been anyway, for the past month).  thanks!!!!

Dx 1/16/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 22, 2008 10:07PM AnneW wrote:

Sounds like an infection, to me. Get it checked out ASAP. You may need an antibiotic.

Anne

2002 IDC stage 1, grade 1, rads & AI Dx 9/18/2007, ILC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 22, 2008 11:37PM - edited Jan 30, 2012 10:32PM by Hanna

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