During my 3rd treatment the nurse had a difficult time finding a vein. Once one was found it stopped functioning when she started the IV. I had liquid on my hand and pointed it out. I was told it was from flushing and another nurse retired with success.
The next week my hand hurt like a bad bruise and looked badly bruised.
It’s been 3 months and still looks bruised and skin texture feels dried and burned.
I go for a mammogram yearly since my diagnosis and treatment (5 years) and this past mammo caused my "under boob" skin to rip like a papercut after the test. (I had lumpectomies on that breast). OW! Plus it's been close to a week and that same breast is still killing me from the squishing. I'm seeing my oncologist at the end of the month BUT you know how the mind starts worrying ... anybody ever experience either or both of these?
(the mammo the year after my surgery and maybe… read more
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I had invasive medullary ductal carcinoma, went through 6 rounds of chemo then had a break because I got shingles and it wouldn't go away for almost 2 months. Oncologist said the chemo had killed my tumors in my right breast but they recommended a mastectomy due to it being multifocal. April 11th I had the mastectomy which included removing the nipple, immediate reconstruction with a tissue expander. They removed the Sentinel lymph node,… read more
My oncology surgeon offered a fast MRI for detecting cancer in dense breast. I am Twi years out from lumpectomy and radiation.
How much time did you take, and was recommended by your doctor, after a lumpectomy? After the second surgery to go in and get clear margins?
Any one end up with two very different size implants after mastectomy? I have 700cc on cancer side and 540cc on non cancer. Ps said he didn't remove fat on non cancer side as this was better for Pt. They do look close in size. He said the non radiated side is lighter in hopes it won't look saggier later after that breast drops, as radiated often don't drop down.
It seriously looked like my breast had grown back. I’ve been on two full courses of Cipro to alleviate the cellulitis (IF that’s what it was), and the swelling has mostly gone down, but the entire area has been very red, sore, and warmer to touch than the rest of my chest.
I was 3/4 to my first cancer Birthday when we found cancer in my spine. June 20 is my cancer birthday for my… read more