Topic: Recurrence after bilat mastectomy?

Forum: Second or Third Breast Cancer — For those confronting a new primary diagnosis or undergoing treatment.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2009 05:17PM

Posted on: Jan 17, 2009 05:17PM

slmdavidson wrote:

I've just had a recurrence after a bilat mastectomy 15 months ago.  Just wondering if anyone else has had this??  I thought I was done with breast cancer after removing both breasts!  I did not have rads, chemo or tamoxifen last time.  Just had my "lumpectomy" and 5 LN taken out this week, and still waiting on the pathology report.  Looks like probably radiation this time and tamoxifen but not sure yet about chemo.  Will know more at my follow up appt this week.  I guess it was good I found it early - it was right there under the skin.  Seems like I read 1% recurrence rate after mastectomy but that seems high to me since I haven't read much about it.  Anyone else have this?  Thanks, Laura

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Apr 20, 2010 07:20AM mykidsmom wrote:

Kristian - I am so sorry!!! I don't know how to tell you, but my heart and my prayers and my thoughts are going out to you!! Please know that we are all here for you!! Hugs!!!!!

Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy w/ Tissue Expanders - 12/08 Exchange 04/09 Dx 8/25/2008, LCIS, Stage 0
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Apr 20, 2010 07:44AM mumito wrote:

I think I am next had all the scans and today doing ultrasound and mamo.Find out tomorrow.I also have  large lumps near my incision  scars.The one on my cancer side is very tender to the touch.I have a very bad feeling that I will be joining this club.

Dx 4/23/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 20, 2010 05:30PM hollyann wrote:

Aww, Kristian..Sorry to hear the news......Hope all goes well at the onc's office.....
Mumayan, I hope all goes well for you too......
Hugs to all who need it...........

Hugs and Love....Lucy Dx 1-15-07 IDC stage 1b grade 1, 1.6 cm.....Also DCIS grade 3, both in left breast Dx 1/15/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 21, 2010 02:52PM mumito wrote:

Large lumps turned out to be hematomas that I can have drained.Scans were clear only showed Arthritis.Now I can relax and enjoy my summer.(((prayers and hugs))Kristian I hope your treatments start soon.

Dx 4/23/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 21, 2010 07:32PM mykidsmom wrote:

Mum - I am very pleased for you!

Kristian - I am sending all the best to you!

Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy w/ Tissue Expanders - 12/08 Exchange 04/09 Dx 8/25/2008, LCIS, Stage 0
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Apr 21, 2010 10:57PM kittycat wrote:

I didn't think it was common to have a reocurrence after BMX.  I am really hoping the lumpiness I found is just scar tissue!  This cancer thing sucks!!!!!

2 time survivor of triple negative BC, postiive for BRCA1 gene mutation! 9 surgeries, 5 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. Dx 6/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/30/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/10 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/16/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2010
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Apr 22, 2010 11:17PM balsie wrote:

hi everyone~ I too had bilat with silicone implants and now I have found a 1/2 size of a BB but not near any incisions it is very hard.  I have to go see the oncologist on Monday.  I don't know what to think.  I thought this was all over and I had this behind me.  I don't know what it will be but I am hoping for good news.  I have one question ....if it is cancer and they have to remove it ...do they remove your implant too?  Any ideas for me.

Positively~ Balsie

Dx 4/15/2009, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 23, 2010 12:00AM kittycat wrote:

I visit my onco tomorrow.  I'm really hoping that it's just scar tissue from my biopsies.  Although, I don't know how that could be since most of my tissue was removed with the BMX.  It is right above where my biopsy scars are.  This sucks!!

Kristian - I'm so sorry to hear that you have cancer again!  This disease is so awful! ((hugs))

2 time survivor of triple negative BC, postiive for BRCA1 gene mutation! 9 surgeries, 5 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. Dx 6/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/30/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/10 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/16/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2010
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Apr 23, 2010 12:01AM kittycat wrote:

Balsie - I hope they don't remove the implant if they find cancer!  I hope you get good news!

2 time survivor of triple negative BC, postiive for BRCA1 gene mutation! 9 surgeries, 5 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. Dx 6/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/30/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/10 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/16/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2010
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Apr 23, 2010 03:23PM balsie wrote:

Kristen~ What are they doing for treatment?  Do you have to do Chemo again....I have an appt. on Monday...so we shall see.  So sorry you have to go through this again.  I am just sick, so I know how you feel.

warmly,

Balsie

Dx 4/15/2009, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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