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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

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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Jul 27, 2020 03:00PM BlueGirlRedState wrote:

Badboobagain - sorry you are going through this again. It sounds like you are in good care, hope all goes well.

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Jul 27, 2020 03:35PM LillyWasHere wrote:

Badboobagain, thank you for sharing your experience. We all walk on eggshells with this disease. Scary to hear DCIS has turned to invasive type when there is no breast tissue left. I am happy to hear you are in good hands, or some of the best hands we have in this country and I wish you good luck. Please keep us posted because we are very interested in your case as well.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 12/1/2019 Femara (letrozole)

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