Concerned about spot?


Sorry to trouble anyone - I was just after some advice really. I have had this spot on my breast for around a week and half roughly. It just hasn’t seem to budge. I’m unsure if I am being silly and it’s just a normal spot that I I’ll go away on its own but I just wanted to ask really.
Thanks for any advice :blush:

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Hey @tash_1989, give your breast nurse a call, just to be sure.

I don’t know your history, but I’d had a skin sparing mastectomy/ immediate reconstruction with DIEP to my left breast in 2022, a spot appeared on my left reconstructed breast just before Christmas 2023, I left it a couple of weeks, and when it hadn’t gone, I called the BCN. Received a hospital appointment to get it checked, they gave me an ultrasound (advising that they also thought it was a spot) and biopsy due to my history. The biopsy came back as a local recurrence, the surgery required to remove was minimal (day surgery) and there was no pain following it.
So, please get your nurse to check it out

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Thank you so much for your response, I have called and booked an appointment xx

Dear Tash,

Welcome to the forum, we are all here for you.

I think you should give your GP a call for reassurance, fingers crossed this is nothing to worry about. Keep posting and letting us know how you’re getting on.

Love and the biggest hugs Tili :rainbow::pray::rainbow::pray:

Hi tash_1989

Thank you for posting. You mention that you have noticed a spot on your breast for about a week and a half. You had included a photograph however we are unable to comment on photographs.

Breast changes can happen for many reasons. They may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (if you are still having periods) or due to benign conditions (not cancer). You’ll probably find your breasts change quite a bit throughout your life.

For more information see our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening.

As you have noticed this new spot and it has not gone away, we would agree with @dkeeg123 and @tili who suggest you make an appointment with your GP or nurse to get this checked.

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