Possible seroma 7 years after surgery

Hi, has anyone had a Seroma 7 years after surgery. I had a review over the phone with my Oncologist and she asked was I checking myself. I did tell her I was aware of a hard lump on my chest wall by Mastectomy.
She called me in for a check up. I was checked over and although they did feel the lump I was worried about , they also felt swelling just along my bra strap (under where my bust would’ve been) which I was aware of but didn’t concern me. I then had a CT Scan. I’ve had a letter now to re refer me to the Surgeons clinic awaiting the results of the CT Scan as they say it might be a Seroma. Has anyone had one of these this far down the line, everything I read relates to them mostly after surgery. Thanks in advance. Karen x

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Hi Karen

Thanks for posting.

Seromas are a very common after effect of breast surgery and usually occur in the days and weeks following surgery. Very rarely they can develop months or years after surgery.

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