Breast cancer
posted by noddy
24 October 2023

Symptom worry

Last reply: 28 October 2023 19:22

Hi I was diagnosed with local recurrance in oct 21 just a month off 10yrs clear of first diagnoses . I have finished all treatment since jan of this year thankfully ,although still having 6monthly Ct scan . Last scan was sept and saw oncologist after who was happy enough for another 6 months. I pointed out when there that I noticed a small pucker on my diep reconstructed breast on the opposite side to lumpectomy . She had a look said seemed to be ok ,but it’s just not sitting with me and I now have a feeling of fullness in both of my armpits but predominantly in bad side . There is also pain . I’m assuming it’s all scar tissue and nerve issues after lumpectomy and previous surgery ? Anyone anything similar ? TIA



commented by Jenni53
24 October 2023

24 October 2023 18:16

Hi noddy

Chances are that it is just scar tissue and nerve issues after surgery. If you are really worried about it it would be a good idea to ring your breast care nurse and tell them about the symptoms you are experiencing and they should be able to reassure you.

Best wishes

commented by Cancer Nurse
26 October 2023

26 October 2023 16:30

Hi Noddy,

Thank you for posting to our online community.

I am sorry to read that you were diagnosed with a local recurrence after 10 years, this must have been a huge shock. It is good to read that you are now finished treatment and that your follow up scans and appointments with the oncologist have been reassuring. It is understandable to feel concerned with any new symptoms Noddy and, while these may be due to after effects of your previous surgery and treatment, it is important to get it checked out. We would advise contacting your breast care team so that they can organise for you to attend the clinic and have your symptoms reviewed.

If you would like to discuss this with one of our cancer nurses also you can call our Support Line on 1800 200 700, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

commented by wilmaone
28 October 2023

28 October 2023 19:22

Thank you both ,I’ll ring the support line next week just need to phych myself up . Am allergic to phones these days.

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