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Topic: Seroma getting worse 9 months after surgery?

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012 06:09PM

cfdr wrote:

I had a lumpectomy and re-excision last June. Followed that up with 6 week rads, then 3 months chemo. During chemo I started having truncal lymphedema, went through several weeks of lymphatic massage and got a compression bra.

In the last couple of weeks, the area around my surgery has become very tender...sore to the touch, like it's been bruised. I would chalk it up to lymphedema, but I had an MRI a few weeks ago, and the report said there was a seroma (my MRI report from last July did not indicate a seroma). I did a lot of chores the last few days leading up to a big party, and now my breast is very sore....it hurts to lie on my back, to stretch or reach, even taking a deep breath hurts. Is it possible to start having seroma issues this long after surgery?

Dx 5/23/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/8/2011 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 6/29/2011 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 7/26/2011 Chemotherapy 10/7/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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