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7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

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Chirpy Bird
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Re: 7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

Welsh glad it was a vein & nothing more scary. Good to keep an eye on it. I had a thrombosis vein under my boob, which was a bit of a worry, but it went of its own accord after a month. Hope yours does too
Xx
welshlady66
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Re: 7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

Thank you riversidedawn had the ultrasound she could feel the lump on the ultrasound it is showing a swollen vein and looks like the pain is coming from there she can also see some calcifications, due to how nasty the first lump was she wants to keep a close eye on things and have to go back in six weeks so she can do another ultrasound and compare it with this one to see if things are settlling down or not 

riversidedawn
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Re: 7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

Hi welshlady, so glad your breast clinic have seen you quickly and being thorough. I finished rads 2 years ago and for some time I had pain below the breast which felt like a lump. In my case it was actually pain in the ribs, but you are right to be cautious and get checked out. Hope the ultrasound went well and you have been reassured x
welshlady66
Member

Re: 7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

Thank you for your replies talked to my breast nurse she got me an appointment for clinic saw a lovely lady doctor who said she could feel the lump and said it might be breast tissue after the radiation but could not be sure so she has booked me for ultrasound scan for thursday to see if they can pick anything up on there and she wasnt amused at the dr and said I was doing everything right and to carry on checking the way I do it the breast nurse is going to ring my surgery and make sure this dr is doing it right or he could be missing things so just wait for my scan now 

Anniej
Community Champion

Re: 7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

Hi Welshlady, not very nice to be made to feel silly by your GP. Seems exactly right how you did the check. Yes, do see your BC nurse, they will help you. I'm going through rads at the moment and my Onco did tell me to expect pain and 'changes' both during and after rads. Wonder if she meant lumpy bits? Hugs. X

Bibi44
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Re: 7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

Hi Welsh Don't feel daft, that's exactly how I was taught to do it & so does my oncologist for that matter. Not sure how you would get round the contors using your palm.  Just makes sure the 3 fingers are straight & stuck together & you'll be fine. xx

welshlady66
Member

7 weeks post radiotherapy found lump and worried

I am 7 weeks post rads 8 on monday my breast has healed nicely but had a pain under my breast so I checked where the pain was comming from and I felt a lump its in the tissue under the breast checked my other breast and nothing in that one in that place , this morning tried to get hold of breast nurse but no luck so rang gp and was told to go down,Dr checked where I said the lump was and he said there is nothing there and that I was checking myself wrong he said I should be using the palm of my hand this is how he checked me so he would not feel the lump doing it this way I said I use my first three fingers together flat using the pads of my fingers in circular motions gentle first then slightly more pressure and so on, he said using that way I would feel lumps as when your older your breasts become lumpy I apologized for wasting his time and came home, he also told me not to worry as I have had treatment and am on tamoxifen so he doubted I would get the cancer back I am so confused now and anxious he made me feel silly, I am going to try and get hold of the breast nurse tomorrow has anyone had similar experience with finding a lump post radiation treatment