Weird hard lump

I had my 3rd breast surgery in 5 months last week. After work today, I noticed a hard swelling at the top of the sternum below the collar bone. Its about 5cm wide. This is nowhere near the site of my ALND or my lumpectomy. It appeared today and was not there before. I plan to call my BCN tomorrow but wondered if anyone had had similar. Thanks


Dear Bluesatsuma

So sorry to read your post after what you have been through One day at a time at the moment, everything crossed for an excellent outcome.

With the biggest hugs, keep posting, letting us know how got on

Tili :pray::rainbow::pray::rainbow:

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Thanks @Tili. I just don’t know if I’m paranoid, but I’m so aware of every little thing that changes on my body. It’s very stressful. X

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Your not paranoid my lovely, Just human like all of us with our thoughts, so so natural.

We are all around for you hugs Tili :pray::rainbow::pray::rainbow:

So sorry to hear you have found something and you are not being paranoid. It’s all so tough isn’t it? It would be worth speaking with your breast care nurses and chatting it through. They are brilliant and will have you in for an appointment if they think you need it checking out. Good luck xx

You aren’t paranoid just have heightened awareness of your body which isn’t a bad thing

Its great you’re seeing your team and they can review you and hopefully give you some answers

Take care

Hi @bluesatsuma

Thanks for posting about the swelling you’ve noticed recently.

It’s good to hear that you are planning to call your breast care nurse to talk this through. Swelling can happen for many reasons after surgery, and its natural to worry about what may have caused it. We would always recommend letting your team know about any new symptoms you have. As @Tili, @Milly_moo and @Curlywurly1 say, you’re not being paranoid, and your team will be able to assess the swelling for you.

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