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posted by lillywhite52
02 January 2023

New lump

Last reply: 4 months ago

I was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma with local spread to lymph nodes in dec 2020. I had chemo, R mastectomy, axillary node clearance, oral chemo, radiotherapy and am now on tamoxifen. Over the Christmas break I have discovered a lump in my right armpit. (Side of surgery )My question is do I contact my oncology team or the breast care nurse in st James. I’m not sure if I’ve been discharged from the surgical team though.



commented by libra1975
04 January 2023

5 months ago

Hi lillywhite52,
I think I would contact the breast care nurse. If it is a lump they probably refer you back to the breast clinic to check it out.
I had a painful breast recently, had lumpectomy, chemo and radiotherapy. I called the nurse too, and she actually talked to the oncology team as well and together they decided I should be seen by breast clinic. It turned out to be nothing.
I wish you all the best and hope yours is nothing either.

commented by lillywhite52
04 January 2023

4 months ago

Thank you for your reply. I spoke to the breast care nurse and she has arranged a clinic appointment for me. Fingers crossed x

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