a little backstory - diagnosed last week with IDC grade 2, mid grade DCIS also found, mitotic score was 1, not sure if that's relevant but may be in terms of IBC. My appt with the surgeon is Thursday where I hope to get more info about hormones and everything else!
Ever since the summer, my worrisome area that brought me to the doctor has been slightly pink. Sometimes it's barely noticeable but never gets darker than a light pink. Not abnormally warm, not itchy, not painful, no peau de orange. It hasn't changed in size since it first appeared. It covers an area of thickened tissue that corresponds to my masses. The thickened tissue was my first indicator something might be going on back in May, then the pinkness started in maybe August. The tissue (which might be fibrosis?) feels very close to the skin.
I'm sure I'm jumping the gun, but I can't help worry about IBC. Anyone have insight?
Or could it be commonplace to have some redness over a cancerous mass and not necessarily be IBC? Maybe just inflammation from the fact that something bad is happening underneath?Whenever I google breast cancer and redness it only brings me to IBC so It's not helpful...
Edited to add - the US tech who was with me for my biopsy said there are microcalcifications scattered in this thickened area. I assumed micros Meant possibleDCIS and I asked if DCIS can cause the thickness and she said it could. Wondering if it can cause redness too then.
Mom of 3, Diagnosed at 39.
10/15/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
12/15/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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