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Apr 26, 2012 05:45PM
Youngmom, this happened at the end of last year, and turned out to be ok- nothing changed in the 3 months.
Originally (1999) tho the first sign I had breast cancer was an enlarged node, it was going to be removed but the surgeon decided at the last moment it was too small (after I had the premed!). Fast forward 4 years & I had a lump in my breast (didn't show on mammo, & vaguely on US) was removed by lumpectomy- then had to have mastectomy because it was bigger than they thought- & I had 4 positive nodes (1 3cm & full of it). If I knew then what I know now I would have insisted he go ahead with the surgery!
Not that I'm saying that this will happen to you, but at the very least I think it should be rechecked in a couple of months. Maybe FNA to be sure... You need to ensure that you are happy with the level of care you get for peace of mind.
Its a shame these private clinics don't always take your concerns seriously- I know I had a scare earlier last year when I just didn't feel right & went to one in Auckland & felt like I got the brush off- but it turned out my tumour markers were rising- saw someone else & have started on new meds to kick its butt.
Age at Diagnosis: 37
12/11/2003, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
12/15/2003 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
5/19/2004 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
7/3/2011 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
10/7/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
7/9/2014, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+
7/14/2014 Xeloda (capecitabine)
6/16/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel)
7/8/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/liver
7/18/2016 External: Brain
8/29/2016 Navelbine (vinorelbine)
10/18/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex)