It’s understandable you’re concerned about the red spider veins on your breast after the radiographer suggested to get this new change checked. Although it’s not possible for us to say if you should be worried or what the cause of these new veins are, changes in weight can affect the appearance of veins. They may also be caused by exercise or a tight-fitting bra.
Nearly everyone who has been treated for cancer worries about a recurrence and you’re not alone in being anxious about this. As you are still having open access follow up at the Royal Marsden Hospital, you may want to contact them to get assessed.
I’ve just had my 4 year mammogram at the Royal Marsden after lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy (clear) followed by radiotherapy in 2017.
I have developed what I describe as red spider veins on part of the breast I had surgery on since my last mammogram last year. I’m on an open access programme so I’m not reviewed other than the annual mammogram. I’ve put a little bit of weight on in the last 12 months and assumed the weight gain may explain these little veins.
The ladies who did my mammogram today have suggested I need to get this checked out. Should I be concerned at all? I’ve not seen anything to suggest this may be a sign of a reoccurrence and now I’m starting to worry all over again.