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Topic: Back Again - Another lump almost one year to date

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Posted on: Nov 28, 2018 11:14PM

jdragr wrote:

Last year went through the found lump, mammo, mammo, US, core biopsy, and lumpectomy. All in the month of December.

I found a lump in the same breast last week. Of course, I waited... you know... maybe it will go away. Called my GYN on Monday who said I needed to see the breast specialist from last year so I go tomorrow. My GYN offered to let me come in and have mammo and US on Monday but said I would still need to see BS so I said I would just wait. There is definitely a lump and almost in the exact same place as last year.

Last year I found a group that was all waiting together..... anything like that this year?

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Nov 29, 2018 12:13AM buttonsmachine wrote:

I had a somewhat similar situation, but mine turned out to be a local recurrence of my original IDC. I hope that's not the case for you.

My recurrence was dismissed as "fat necrosis" for months and spread to two lymph nodes while we "watched it."

One word of advice - advocate for a biopsy if you're not convinced. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure. Best wishes and please keep us posted.

Initial diagnosis at 32 years old. Chest wall resection 18 months later due to skin metastasis, probably from needle seeding during initial biopsy. Skin graft from right thigh! Dx 8/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/30/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/31/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/31/2017 Whole-breast Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 9/2017, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/31/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/27/2017 AC Dx 1/2018, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/30/2018 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy Radiation Therapy 5/10/2018 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 7/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2019 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 29, 2018 01:24AM - edited Nov 29, 2018 01:26AM by JoTheGreek

I'm not waiting anymore, I had my mammo-ultrasound-finding lump-mri-contrast enhanced spectral mammo-lumpectomy via hook localization-benign histology back in mid June-mid July 2018 and my first post lumpectomy follow up ultrasound one month ago.  I would like to ask you, if you don't mind sharing of course (even in a private message), what were your histology's results.  Mine was adenosis, apocrine metaplasia, cysts, ductal epithelial hyperplasia of the usual type and calcifications.  My breast surgeon (who's also an obstetrician specialized in breast surgery) told me that had this lesion gone undetected for a bit longer, it would have progressed to some sort of cancer.  It goes without saying that the chance of a recurrence of some sort still haunts me and you're the first post I've come across here in this site of a benign histology followed by a new finding a year later.  Hoping that I didn't make you feel uncomfortable with my query, I'm sending you wholehearted wishes for a benign outcome yet once more! <3

Diagnosis 07/2018 @ 56 - Adenosis, apocrine metaplasia, usual ductal epithelial hyperplasia Surgery 7/9/2018 Lumpectomy: Right
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Nov 30, 2018 04:15PM jdragr wrote:

So my histology from last year was fibrocystic. I went yesterday to dr. She said it felt like scar tissue to her. She did ultrasound in her office. I asked how could it be scar tissue from last year that I just now feel. She said it’s possible. She then sent me to women’s diagnostic center. I had 3D mammo. Radiologist decided he wanted an ultrasound. So had ultrasound there also. Today nurse called and said mammo was normal. She left a message so I didn’t get to ask any questions and I don’t have a return appointment. Medicating

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Nov 30, 2018 11:50PM - edited Nov 30, 2018 11:50PM by JoTheGreek

Great news! <3 But, yes!  My breast surgeon also mentioned during our 4-month-post-operative-follow-up session 10 days ago that changes in the images of the lumpectomy breast will still be present for at least one more year, but I somehow eradicated this info from my mind when I read your post (lol) and fear got yet once more the best of me! <3

Diagnosis 07/2018 @ 56 - Adenosis, apocrine metaplasia, usual ductal epithelial hyperplasia Surgery 7/9/2018 Lumpectomy: Right
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Dec 1, 2018 02:07AM Chelsea5 wrote:

Buttons, I followed you here from another post and want to echo your remarks that “a biopsy is the ONLY way to know for sure”. I found a lump during a self exam which was not seen via mammogram. They did an ultrasound and determined it to be a fibroadenoma so I was scheduled for a 6 month follow up. At that time they scheduled the biopsy and the tumor was grade IIIA at time of surgery. I also should add that from what I understand such lumps are usually not cancerous. So, the decision to watch is generally a good way to approach it. I still think i would push for a biopsy knowing what I know now.
Dx 5/17/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/15/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/30/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 12/14/2017 3DCRT: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 1/5/2018 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy 2/23/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Dec 6, 2018 10:13AM jdragr wrote:

I really think after a year I wouldn’t have changes. But then...I’m just the patient. I guess I will wait and see at this point. I do have my yearly with my gyn coming up and will ask if I should get a 2nd opinio

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