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Topic: Triple Neg BC (15 yrs ago) & now cysts

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Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 04:00PM

CrazyCatLover wrote:

I am a 15 year Triple Negative BC survivor. Noticed small lump near BC site. Just saw my BC doctor today. He did an Ultrasound of Area and found multiple small fluid-filled cysts. Told me not to worry but wants me to have an MRI “just to double check”.

Now I am freaking out! The whole consuming worry thing has taken over again.

Anyone else here had these fluid cysts after BC? I’d like any insight into why the appeared, or personal experiences with cysts in BC breast

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Mar 25, 2019 08:42PM Moderators wrote:

Hi CrazyCatLover! Goodness, we can certainly understand why that would concern you, we're so glad you followed up with your doctor! It sounds like your doc isn't very concerned, but it's good that they ordered an MRI just to be sure. You're in the right place for support as you wait for your test and results, please keep us posted on how it goes!

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Mar 25, 2019 10:11PM Flynn wrote:

I found a small bump under my arm, a month or two after finishing rads. Had it checked immediately and was diagnosed with a cyst. Since then, I’ve moved. I mentioned the bump to my new MO and got sent for u/s immediately again. It’s still considered a cyst, no change in size. Because it’s just there, in the back of my mind, my radiologist put in orders to have it checked in 6 months. If it grows, we might have a reason to remove it. So, this does happen and I hope very much that you get confirmation of a benign cystvia your mri.

Dx 2/2017, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC Chemotherapy 8/31/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/31/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy 8/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Mar 28, 2019 06:11PM CrazyCatLover wrote:

I’m scheduled for an MRI & Mammogram next week. Just to double check that these are really simple fluid cysts. Keep fingers crossed!

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Mar 29, 2019 11:10AM Flynn wrote:

Good luck! I hope you get good news and some peace of mind. Please let me know how it goes

Dx 2/2017, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC Chemotherapy 8/31/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/31/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy 8/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Apr 11, 2019 11:41PM Meggy wrote:

CrazyCatLover, I'll be thinking good thoughts for you. I did get thick white patches that turned out to be new weird scar tissue.

Have you had anyone at your clinic tell you that you that you can't continue to see an oncologist because you're 15 years out? Stanford is telling me that they can no longer see me because of my history of not recurring in 10 years and my oncologist left. There are many others of course.

See my 10 years out post regarding my extensive treatment. Triple Negative IDC Neoadjuvant chemo 2/08 of 4 dose dense A/C then 4 Taxol, Then Bilat in 6/08, then 2 more AC, then 4 Carboplatin/Taxotere. Then Radiation. Node Positive (5+). Dx 1/9/2008, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/2/2008 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/10/2008 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 6/4/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/10/2008 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx
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Apr 12, 2019 10:31AM PiperKay wrote:

This may be a silly question, but having now had three oncologists - surgical, medical, and radiation - who is considered the primary one? Who do you go to with questions not related to a particular specialty like surgery, chemo, or radiation? I'm guessing medical, but is that everyone's experience?

CrazyCatLover, seems like your "BC doctor" is the MO. Is that right? Anyone else?

Thanks!

Anne

Dx 11/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/17/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/24/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Apr 12, 2019 10:40AM CrazyCatLover wrote:

I just got results back from MRI, Mammogram, and Ultrasound. Everything is normal! The lumps I can feel are called Simple Fluid Cysts. All the tests showed that the cysts are just fluid filled. My BC doctor said everything is fine & no need for further testing or biopsy. Thank God!


I do want to respond to an earlier post: I am 15 years out, but still see many doctors. Once a year - my Oncologist (even though the original guy retired & now I see the lady who took over his practice). I also go every 6 months to my Breast Doctor (the one who diagnosed and did my surgeries). Mammogram yearly.

It is very important to continue to see your doctors every year

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