Breast lump after mastectomy

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My relative aged 32 years unmarried had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> in right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. The FNAC and core needle biopsy were negative. lumpactomy was done and the biopsy report showed two lumps of 5.5 cm and 2 cm with grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma. The mastectomy was done with removal of 27 lymph nodes. No further tumour were shown, lymph nodes were not involved and margins were free. Her ER/PR is negative, but HER2/neu is amplified in FISH method. Chemeo FEC have been started, which will run for six cycles.
My relative aged 32 years unmarried had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> in right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. The FNAC and core needle biopsy were negative. lumpactomy was done and the biopsy report showed two lumps of 5.5 cm and 2 cm with grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma. The mastectomy was done with removal of 27 lymph nodes. No further tumour were shown, lymph nodes were not involved and margins were free. Her ER/PR is negative, but HER2/neu is amplified in FISH method. Chemeo FEC have been started, which will run for six cycles.
If the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span> was a must why did you not have it right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the biopsy and path report? In my particular case I chose a mastectomy after the biopsy and path report because I did not want chemo and/or radiotherapy and I did not accept the AI oral treatment, not because I am scared but because this is my second primary cancer issue.
Some find it very devastating and others value their life much more than a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. I'm curious if a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span> has been recommended in your case. If so then there is nothing to consider ... if you have been given a choice and the surgeon feels a lumpectomy could be done with clean margins obtained then I wouldn't choose the more extensivesurgery.
Hi. The new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> that your wife can feel on the previous mastectomy site could be a scar tissue or ( I hope not) a breast cancer recurrence.Please tell your wife to have it checked out by her surgeon/Oncologist to be more certain of the cause. If a biopsy is recommended I hope that it turns out to be scar tissue or other benign pathology. Take care and best of luck to both of you...
Two months ago i had a simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy. Stage 1, no lymph involvement so no chemo or radiation. Since then, I have a hard area growing immediately under the incision. It looks like a "hot dog" under the skin. It runs the entire length of the incision, sticks out about an inch from my chest and is more than an inch deep at its "tallest" spot. I've asked my surgeon, who says it's not uncommon to get "lumps and bumps" after mastectomy.
This was done in April 2008 (The first reconstructive surgeries were June and August 2007) The plastic surgeon that did the April 2008 surgery told me that I had a lot of scar tissue that she had to take out when exchanging the implant and told me to massage the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> to avoid it in future. I have noticed a new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> on the same side of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span> (in 11:00 position). It is a little sensative and at times it feels as if it is connected to the implant because I feel a tightening.
My breast surgeon removed my surgical drain five days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span> and this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> grew large and painful a few days later. The plastic surgeon manually drained it and said that everything should be alright. Well, that was five days ago and the lump has reappeared along with the pain. I have been taking tylenol with codine since my surgery. It helps alittle. I don't know if I'm causing this to happen.
It is very common for radiologist to describe findings,(post lumpectomy or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span>) that could be consistent with scar tissue or recurrent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> cancer.So soon after your mastectomy and certainly followed by recommended treatments,this finding in your breast is more likely to be scar tissue or fat necrosis which can happen when surgery or injury to the breast heals and leaves scar tissue that looks suspicious on mammograms or ultrasound.
Saline implants. 4 rounds AC. Neg nodes. BRCA2 positive. Last week I found a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> on my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>.(Same breast as original diagnosis) It is under the skin, maybe 5ml., very hard. It is not a part of my implant. I do regular exams so it is 'new'. Went to Dr. right away and am scheduled for a mammogram/sono to check it out. I can't find any info on new cancers or much info on reccurance after 10 years. Any thoughts or ideas. I am 45, post menopausal (oopherectomy in 2005).
I had a modified <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span> on left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> Thursday morning, the 18th of April. (Lobular carcinoma) Tomorrow morning, April 22, I will return to the hospital for a bone scan and a cat scan. Is this regular procedure after surgery? Also, after the surgery they took blood from my arm to test. Can it be told by this blood test if I still have some remaining cancer left? Or is it just a blood test to see if I am amnemic, etc., as a regular blood test is?
Will my doctor make me get one for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span>? I know people say you won't want to get up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> it and the catheter will help, but I am exactly the opposite. Nothing will be better than to move around post-op. It's how I've always been post-op. Can I tell my doctor I don't want a catheter? Ahhhhhhhh.
If the determination that a biopsy is recommended the surgeon will usually propose the least invasive method that can give the most information. For your peace of mind you may want to seek the opinion of a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> specialist to evaluate this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span>, to figure out what is going on with your breast.
The worst part was the stinging of the needle to freeze the breast and the loud sound of the clicking of the core biopsy needle grabbing the tissue. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> that, I was left with significant bruising of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. Now I am having a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span>, so I guess that procedure is insignificant compared to that.
I am 42 dx 8/03 with rt. invasive ductal 1.6cmx1.5cm with intraductal present and lobular in situ present and multifocal, SBR 6/9, intermediate grade, ER pos-PR neg, HER-2 neg. 9/03 had wide re-excision(with clear margins) with axil lymph node disection (one sentinal pos- 22 removed). My lump was self detected-mammo and sono neg due to very dense breasts. I went for bx. due to fam. hx. of breast CA (mom died at 49 and maternal aunt died at 42).
in the other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> which is full of cists,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> with microcalcificatoin with BIRADS 4 score and immediately done Core biopsy, Now I wait for results .My new doctor said to me that there is no chance to not have surgery, but depense of results he will know what kind of surgery.That lump he said that exist on mammo since 2007 but the other doctor not seen .To whom to believed?To find third?Oh, no again!
Nine years ago as I mentioned I had the biopsy and following that, about six to eight months I felt a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> in the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> and was diagnosed with grade 2 tumour. I had a wide local excision and axillary node clearance followed by radiation therapy and Arimidex for 5 years. I was fine with a few concerns which came to nothing until November 2008 when a mammogram revealed unusual calcifications in the right breast.
Be without <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> for months? Have to stop running again. Then what if I hate the way I look <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the reconstruction. And B tells me he’ll support me either way, but then tells me that he doesn’t want me to be sad and depressed about being flat chested. Of course I’m going to be sad! This is a HUGE deal. Then there’s the part of me that’s so afraid not to do it. The insurance will pay for it now, they may not later.
This was 6 years ago when I was diagnosed. I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span> on the right which was the infected <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> 6 months of chemo and a few months of recovery I had the left breast removed profilatically. My questions is, would they have left breast tissue in the left breast under the armpit? I now feel a lump in that area and I am concerned.
Two days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span>, my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> swelled up like crazy where the internal stitching etc had been done, now that is all calming down a bit, I felt around to see how it was progressing and found a lump. Is it possible for a cancer lump to have grown so quickly or could it have always been there and they missed it. At first I thought it was the edge of the swelling, but that seems more flat and angular, where this feels round.
I had a bilateral mastectomy after being diagnosed with stage 1 BC, triple negative & BRCA 1 gene. I had chemo and have been healthy for 1 year since. What is the appropriate type of breast exam at this point? What do you think of the value of an MRI in my case?
My Aunt was diagnosed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> cancer just over a week ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> finding a small <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> in hone of her breasts just before Christmas and is due to have a lumpectomy/possible mastectomy on the 1st Feb which will then be followed by radiation treatment every day for 3 weeks. My Mum went to see her GP last week about getting her HRT tablets and whilst she was she there mentioned to the Dr that she thought she'd found a small lump.
And if its some consolation, while another <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> may still possible even <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mastectomy</span>, I believe the risk of this happening is very low. Regards, Flo.
Highly suggestive of malignancy- appropiate action should be taken. I am 73 years old I can feel the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> on the bottom of my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. It feels hard and kind of like a chord I discovered this 3 weeks ago. I had a breast exam 3 months ago and nothing was felt. based on the size could it be this was caught early? I also have been taking premarin for many years. My questions are how likely is this to be cancer. could it be a fibroid tumor or is that unlikely?
3, cribriform. Found <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> surgery a cyst in inside quadrant 9 o'clock deep behind nipple. Aspirated cyst did not collapse. FNA path came back as insuffient tissue. I want to make a decision that is going to serve me best long term. I am 12 weeks past surgery and my surgeon wanted to speak to me about the oncologist report and final pathology before we proceeded with the other area in my breast. He is away until Sept and I have an appt on the 11th.
But, the next few months did indeed prove to me that I am probably one of the luckiest people alive… My breast Cancer Diary Friday, 8/2/2008 I see a locum doctor at my GP Surgery about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> in my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. He tells me the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> is nothing to worry about. The lump feels like breast tissue and is comparable to the right breast. Despite complaining that the lump feels tender (like low grade toothache) he writes in my notes that the lump is “not tender”.
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