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? New Cancer 1 year on....

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Atat
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Re: ? New Cancer 1 year on....

Wondering if I have posted in wrong section Atat

Atat
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? New Cancer 1 year on....

last year I had a grade 2 stage 2 ER +ve invasive lobular Cancer left Breast. Had 2 WLE and SNB.  Lymph nodes were clear. Recently swapped meds from Anastrozole to Exemestane because of side effects. I have mild lymphoedema (unlucky there) I also had 18 sessions of radiotherapy including 3 booster sessions which were completed last Sept. 

 

last week whilst on holiday and in  brightly lit en suite I noticed slight indentation and a small lump in left Breast (on outer side and well away from original problem), which appears to be tethered to skin.   Am assuming that it must be a new growth (rather than recurrence) and am terrified.  I had my first year follow up in July and apart from still having a seroma was told everything was fine, and now I spot this.  I have been offered an appt at Breast clinic on Thursday of next week. 

 

i gather you can only have radiotherapy to a breast once.  Does this mean I'll have to have Chemo or does it depend on grade and stage?

 

 If I need a mastectomy, will I be able to have immediate reconstruction or would it be too soon after rads?  

 

is it possible they might perform another WLE?

 

Do they routinely carry out complete axillary node clearance?

 

i know I'm rather leaping ahead, but would be grateful to hear about experiences of others who've been in this situation.

 

Atat