Rash spreading

I have just completed 6 cycles of chemotherapy for secondary breast cancer (skin) in the area of the reconstruction frkm the primary cancer. A few days ago I noticed that the original rash had appeared in a new location, my cleavage. Im concerned that having just completed chemo the rash, ie cancer is spreading. I am waiting for results of a CT scan but my oncologist appointment isnt until 29th july - which feels a long way off.
Any advice, please?

Hi Kittybrew,

Thank you for posting. It is natural to be concerned about the new rash you have noticed after finishing chemotherapy for skin metastases, and it is understandable that your appointment on 29 July feels like a long time to wait to be assessed. It may help to contact your breast care nurse or treatment team to explain the symptoms you are experiencing. They may be able to arrange an earlier appointment in clinic to review you.

Waiting for appointments and results can be an anxious time and you may find our information on techniques to reduce stress and anxiety helpful.

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