Just four months ago, I rang the bell signaling the completion of treatments. Now, discovered a hard pea sized "thing" just above
the inferior scar of the breast that was removed prophylactically (right breast.) My BC was all in the left breast. I went through chemo, targeted therapy, BMX, Rads., prophylactic oophorectomy this summer to help my odds. Also, on Tamoxifen soon to switch to an AI.
What are the odds of a recurrence or maybe it would be a new primary on the unaffected breast skin (what's left of it) right breast at this point.
The pathology report for this right breast stated "several foci or radial scar formation with associated sclerosing adenosis. Negative for malignancy." So, the breast was suspicious but I wanted peace of mind so decided on the BMX. The report also noted that I had a pCR following adjuvant chemotherapy. I'm confused if this lump ends of being cancer.
Now what? I have an appointment in a few days with the BS assistant who will probably order an US. But I'm thinking the way it feels seems to be exactly like the tumor that was on the left side where my cancer lurked. What are the odds of the right breast skin developing into cancer at this point? I am stunned. All that's left is the skin, nipple, and an implant and technically, that side was B9 at the time of the BMX.
4/25/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
5/15/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
5/16/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
11/14/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
1/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
7/18/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal
9/30/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
11/16/2018 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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