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Topic: Big Lump on Butt from Faslodex Shot

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Posted on: May 8, 2013 12:55PM - edited May 8, 2013 12:56PM by caall1234

caall1234 wrote:

Has anyone had a big lump from the shot. It has been several

weeks since I have had the shot. There is a big Lump and

it looks brusied.

Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole), Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 11/6/2009, IBC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2010 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 3/1/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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May 8, 2013 02:30PM Capriness wrote:

I got lumps at times that made me think the drug didn't dissipate properly.  You should talk to your doc because if it isn't dissipating, it isn't going to work.  I was on it for 2.5 years.  It worked great for me.  Good luck to you on it also.


Teri Dx 7/23/1996, DCIS, 2cm, Stage IIB, 4/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/15/1996 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 9/15/1996 AC Hormonal Therapy 11/26/1996 Surgery 2/15/1997 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 5/15/1997 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap, Nipple reconstruction Surgery 9/15/2005 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 2/1/2006 Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy 4/15/2006 Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2006 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2006 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 8/15/2006 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2006 Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2009 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 8/15/2009, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 2/7/2013 Afinitor (everolimus)
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May 8, 2013 07:51PM barsco1963 wrote:

I get zoladex injections in my belly and the last one has left a lump also (and a huge bruise). When I asked about it I was told that it was common and that massaging it would help.

However, any concerns should always be mentioned to your dr/onc.

It isn't knowing the worst, the worst is not knowing. Dx 5/30/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 21/29 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2011
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May 8, 2013 08:21PM susan_02143 wrote:

I haven't gotten any big lumps, though sometimes I feel bruised. However, when I look it just looks like a lumpy-middle-aged butt. My last Faslodex shot was month 39 so there isn't a spot back there that hasn't been touched and it all feels a bit scarred [may not be the right word.]

I don't think that this is "usual" but it could be for you. Wish I could be more helpful.


anotherplan.blogspot.com... and its back. May 3, 2010 mets found. Five years NED on Faslodex * 4/2015 progression to bone * 6/11/2015 Femara/Ibrance * 12/27/2015 Xeloda * 2/24/2016 Xgeva * another progression, another drug Taxol 2/14/2017 Dx 6/8/2005, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 9, 2013 12:27AM - edited May 9, 2013 12:27AM by sandilee

Yep, I had a huge lump once. I also had my skin split open from the lump and form a large sore once. After that happened, the doc proscribed Decadron and Benedryl before my next injection. Because I hate Decadron, I tried taking just the Benedryl beforehand, and during the day of, and it worked!  Now, for the last several months, I take a dose of Benedryl as soon as I get into the doc's office. (It takes about 15 minutes to work, and I usually have to wait at least that long before they call me.) Then I take another after I get home so as not to be driving with it, as it makes you sleepy.  It has really helped. I'd suggest trying it- just getting some over the counter is fine, and see if it helps. Good luck!

Dx 11/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2008 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 6/2011, IDC, mets Radiation Therapy 6/30/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2011 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/20/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 8/4/2015 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 3/11/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 10/13/2016 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 4/4/2018 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Targeted Therapy 6/6/2018 Verzenio Hormonal Therapy 6/6/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 4/23/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Dec 23, 2018 09:23PM Gaylegg wrote:

Ive been getting these shots for a while. I had my injection Friday. And Saturday there was a large lump next to the injection site. It feels like a bruise but no discoloration. I'm calling the nurse tomorrow

What did the doctor tell you about it?

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Dec 23, 2018 09:24PM Gaylegg wrote:

Yes, what did your doctor say?

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