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Mamogram shadow


Re: Mamogram shadow

Hi hbunny


Thanks for your post.


Having investigations for new breast changes is such a worrying and stressful time for you so it’s understandable you are concerned.


It’s not possible for us to say how likely this shadow is to be a local recurrence. It sounds like your medical team is very thorough and checking it out for you.


While most people have no further problems, sometimes breast cancer can come back.  However, the aim of treatment for primary breast cancer is to remove all the cancer and reduce the risk of it coming back in the future.


As you are so concerned, do call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000.


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Best wishes




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Mamogram shadow


I had a dx in April 14 triple neg 1 lymph of 4 affected.  FECT 100 and docitaxil plus 28 days rads.


all memos clear until today when a shadow was spotted ‘uncertain’ and asked to attend ultrasound and poss biopsy.


how likely is this going to be a local recurrence?  I’m slightly freaking out at the thought!

thank you