Secondary skin cancer

It’s possible that my breast cancer has now recurred as skin cancer on the skin over my implants. I had a bilateral mastectomy, chemo and radiation 20 years ago. Has anyone had an experience like this?

Hi, I think you might mean that you have a local or regional recurrence of breast cancer rather than skin cancer as a new type, but this would be confirmed by a biopsy. I had a recurrence in my left armpit right next to my reconstruction 14 years after my primary. I had surgery, chemo and more radiotherapy at the time. That was 10 years ago and I had several recurrences under the skin in the same area in the following 4 years.


Your team will make a decision following biopsy/scans as to treatment. Fingers crossed for you and hope that this is of some help.