Thanks Lane just seen your reply..hope your mammagram goes ok. I will worry when I have mine to . Mamagrams really hurt and I also worry incase the cancer comes back ..but I gues we just have to live with that thought x
I havent even had radiotherapy yet and feel like my lump is still there although I had surgery to remove it on the 31 Jan. I have been old it will be scar tissue but how would I know the difference?
I finished my radiotherapy in November and my breast is still changing. I had my post radio appointment with the onc last week and he said it is perfectly normal for it to feel a bit lumpy bumpy after surgery and radio. Also I am on tamoxifen which I've heard can cause thickening and lumps - possibly herceptin will too?
Try not to worry too much (easier said than done I know!) as they will monitor you closely but do ask for an appointment if you need to put your mind at rest.
I am sorry to read you're feeling a little anxious. I'm sure some of the others users will be along soon to offer you their support and experiences. In the mean time you might find it helpful to give the BCC helpline call and talk things through with a member of staff. Here you can share your concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. The number to call is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open today from 10 to 2pm and weekdays 9 to 5pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator
I completed radiotherapy to my left breast 28th Oct 2013 and am currently havin Herceptin every 3 weeks. Recently I have noticed that my breast is quite lumpy and smaller than the other one. I am a bit anxious about local recurrence and would value any advice/support.