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Lump / lumpy area after surgery and radiotherapy


Re: Lump / lumpy area after surgery and radiotherapy

Hi Kat77.....I had WLE, SLNB, chemo and rads in Mar to Aug 2012 and still have a 'lumpy' area mostly underneath my scar and lots of 'lumpy' areas underneath my breast where the booster rads were focused. Just to reassure your Mum - although I would agree for her to seek advice from her team if she is worried - the area has been 'inspected' at follow up appointments, once by consultant radiologist and surgeon, twice by Onc and I have had 2 annual 'no areas of concern' mammos since. The radiologist showed me my most recent mammo X-ray in Jan this year, and the difference between my normal right breast and treated/radiated left breast was incredible! Hope that helps a little.......my surgeon said it could take years (or maybe never!) to 'recover'....all the best to both of you xx


Re: Lump / lumpy area after surgery and radiotherapy

Hi Kat77


sorry to hear your mum is having this worry.


I had my rads last month, just before it started I had a definite lump and my BCN said it was normal after surgery. I didn't notice it before as the area was swollen.  Once the swelling had gone down I could feel it.


now my rads are finished I feel a bit lumpy round my scars. If someone has taken a look I would not be too worried but if it is preying on your mother's mind there is no harm in asking for a scan. It won't be treated as urgent so could be ages before she gets seen.





Lump / lumpy area after surgery and radiotherapy


Would like to get some advice for my mum. She finished radiotherapy in April and recently noticed a lump/lumpy area around her breast. Obviously she is worried and mentioned it to her oncologist and she said its normal after surgery and radiotherapy and it will be like that for a while. Mum is relieved hearing that but still have that small niggling worry at the back of her mind. Is it worth asking for a mammogram/ultrasound for a peace of mind?

Kat x