Im probably just completely overreacting as it doesn’t sound plausible to me. But just need someone to tell me that.
I have provisional low grade 1 small 8mm ILC HR+ HER2 - left breast with MRI scans saying no spread and looks like no Lympth Node involvement.
I was diagnosed on 19th Jan.
In December I noticed I have a new freckle on my left breast this isn’t unusual as I have new age spots appearing all the time I’m 43 and have always had moles and freakles. However this isn’t a freakle as I looked at it last night and its actually raised so more like a mole. It looks a normal light brown mole.
I haven’t even thought about it until last night in the shower and then had a complete panic on thinking it was connected to my cancer.
Am I going insane thinking this. Also I am assuming if I have had mammograms, Ultra sounds 3d scans and MRIs that if it was to do with my cancer it would have been noticed and highlighted.
Sorry I know its probably a crazy question but my mind is running away with itself.
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Thanks for posting.
It’s understandable that you’re concerned and feel like you’re going insane about the freckle or mole you’ve noticed on your breast. However, it’s normal for people to worry about other changes they’ve noticed in their bodies following a diagnosis of breast cancer, at a time when they can feel particularly vulnerable, and to wonder if they’re connected.
As you’ve mentioned, a variety of examinations and tests will have been done by your hospital team to check your breast and confirm your diagnosis, including a physical examination of your breasts. However, as you’re feeling very concerned about the area you’ve noticed, it would be a good idea to contact your breast care nurse to report your concerns and talk them through. If necessary, she can then arrange for one of the treatment team to assess the area for you.
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