Thanks for responding to my message Lulu34.
I think the act of putting my thoughts down as words and sharing them with the forum helped to clear my mind a bit. Proactive is good, even if it doesn't change the final result. I know I will cope with whatever it is, I think I just needed to acknowledge my concerns were justified. Thanks for your best wishes... I'll keep my fingers crossed.
I've been catching up with threads on the forum after taking some time away from cancerish things... so sorry to read you are dealing with it yet again. You are so kind to be regularly helping so many others on here.
All my best wishes to you,
I had WLE July 2012, chemo completed in Jan 2013 and Rads completed in March 2013. I noticed a lump next to the scar tissue in May 2013 and the Breast Cancer Centre immediately checked it out with a mammogram and US.
3 Radiotherapists agreed it was just calcification build up around the scar tissue so no biopsy was taken.
Since then, I've tried to move forward and I AM getting stronger and feeling better BUT... the lump seemed to be a bit bigger now than it was in May so I've contacted the BC nurse again, and they are seeing me later this month to check it again. I still have pain in that area and the lymphs keep getting tender. I also have rib pain and aches around my back.
I thought I was okay about all this and was just being sensible at getting it checked for peace of mind, but it seems to be on my mind a lot now.
I know my body has been soaked in treatments so it should be unlikely that the cancer survived in that area to grow again in so few months but I also know my cancer was very fast at multiplying.
I also realise it might be an infection or a cyst causing the pain and nothing sinister at all.
Has anyone else had an area of calcification that continued to enlarge or firm up and remain tender?
I have two weeks before I get seen at the centre and I expect there will be a further wait for results if they do a biopsy, and waiting and worrying is the worst part.