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Topic: Lumps after Lumpectomy?

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

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019 11:33PM

margo53 wrote:

I am one month post op... is it normal to have lumps in the effected breast? If so, how long do they take to go away

Margo Dx 8/13/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/23/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/12/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 29, 2019 02:23PM Ingerp wrote:

This is likely scar tissue. I think massaging can help soften up the area but the hard spots linger quite a while.

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 30, 2019 09:59AM smackan wrote:

I am 3 months past lumpectomy and have a large lump. I was told it was hematoma/scar tissue and told to massage it. My PS said it was because it was where the put my breast back together from the cancer being removed that it may never go away.

Chek2 Mutation. Onctotype=15 Dx 5/21/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/31/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/20/2019 Whole-breast Hormonal Therapy 10/28/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 8, 2019 10:35PM Karen2019 wrote:

I am almost eight weeks post lumpectomy and bilateral oncoplasty and I have lumps from scar tissue everywhere I had sutures! The scar tissue feels like each individual stitch is still there, under each breast, up the middle incisions, and around both nipples. Plus the incisions still feel sensitive when I try to gently massage the scar tissue. My PS says this is all normal and should lessen over time, but it's somewhat uncomfortable and annoying.

Diagnosed at 52, right lumpectomy with bilateral oncoplasty, Oncotype score 42 Dx 7/15/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/15/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 11/19/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)

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