I was diagnosed in 6th jan with BC. Mastectomy on 16 th jan. 5 sites. 3 non invasive, 2 grade 3 mucinous 24mm and 8mm. No lymph node involvement. Oestrogen positive, her 2 negative.
My question involves my ct scan. The consultant said he had to report on everything, whether worrying or not. He said I had something on my lungs that looked like infection following surgery. I have been breathless for a while but have asthma. He also said I have a nonspecific lesion on my liver of 7mm. He said he didn’t think it was cancer but too small to test. Could be a cyst or lots of other things. I was upset, believing I had secondary cancer. He said I did not have secondary cancer as he had no evidence to show that. Hmm but in my head that is saying he doesn’t actually know as he just doesn’t have the evidence. He said even if it was cancer the chemo would probably get rid of it but I didn’t think this was possible?
I was really positive after the meeting on friday but have slipped back down into worry mode today. Everybody I seem to read about has clear scans but my consultant said it was rate to get a scan with nothing on.
I just wondered if anything similar had happened to anyone else?
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I guess not then xxx
I haven’t had one myself, but my husband has an area on his Ct which showed up, but the consultant said they were pretty sure was not malignant, a benign abnormality which has probably been present for years.
It is common to have something called a haemangioma on the liver. This is benign, and can be present for years without causing any problems, or indeed without people knowing they have it unless they have a scan for another reason.
If you are still worried why not chat to the helpline and see if they can reassure you.