mastectomy scar lumps

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mastectomy scar lumps

by spottiedottie on Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:00 AM

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I am 10 years out and have discovered little hard lumps on my scar

near my underarm.  Has anyone else experienced this?

thanks

Linda

RE: mastectomy scar lumps

by chdjc on Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:00 AM

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I came across your message by chance and I'm only a new breast cancer patient but I've done lots of research. All lumps should be checked by your doctor, better safe than sorry. It's possible to have cancer return in the remaining tissue after mastectomy, hopefully that isn't what you're experiencing but you don't want to ignore it. I ignored a symptom not wanting to be a hypochondriac and my diagnosis was delayed by about eight months. My treatment is now having to be more aggressive and the cancer may have spread. In future I'd rather a Doctor thought I was being a bit sensitive than leave something and it turn out to be serious.

 

Good luck 

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by debra.dixonlee on Sat Jul 03, 2010 01:05 AM

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I had a mastectomy about 2 years ago.  Six months ago, I saw a small lump under my arm.  It was biopsied and nothing was found.  The same lump grew in size.  Yesterday, it was diagnosed as malignant cancer cells.  I will have to have it removed and radiation to make sure the lumps don't re-appear---I hope.

RE: mastectomy scar lumps

by Resourceful on Wed Jul 07, 2010 03:58 PM

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On Sep 15, 2008 12:00 AM spottiedottie wrote:

I am 10 years out and have discovered little hard lumps on my scar

near my underarm.  Has anyone else experienced this?

thanks

Linda

I had a small breast ca and lumpectomy 10 years ago and then 4 years ago started developing 25 cent size hard lumps that hurt if i turned in my sleep and my nipple inverted, i had MRI, CT, mamo, all said no cancer; but since  since i had had 3 ca in other breast and mastec and axil dissec 14 years ago I elected to have this  lumpy breast removed now.  It greatly concerned me.

How does one know under these circumstances how well the loped off breast is really looked at? Section A and Section B on the 1/2 page report said no cancer.  I would have preferred about 20-30 sections to be taken; however, too late.  I am sure they will turn this around and say I over worry etc.   The breast is gone, I do not trust the  path report of 2 areas; at least nothing jumped out and I am happy.  An inverted nipple alone gave me room for pause. 

At last have MRI, CT, maybe bx of lumps and who knows? follow up again for sizing - if they grow you are in deep mess-follow the size.

 

Good luck

 

 

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