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posted by lillywhite52
02 January 2023

New lump

Last reply: 04 January 2023 20:11

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

04 January 2023 15:04

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

04 January 2023 20:11

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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