BREAST CANCER RETURNED

By KATHY PAPER Latest Activity May 4, 2015 at 9:17 pm Views 2,120 Replies 3 Likes 1

KATHY PAPER

I JUST CELEBRATED 14YRS. OF BEING BREAST CANCER FREE AND THE NEXT DAY MY MAMMO SHOWED A CALCIFICATION THAT I DIDN;T HAVE LAST YR. I WAS TOLD MOST ARE BENIGN SO I HAD A STEREOTACTIC BIOPSY. LO AND BEHOLD MINE IS MALIGNANT. TALKING WITH A SURGEON THIS FRIDAY MAY 8TH, JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS GONE THRU A SIMILIAR EXPERIENCE. I AM A BIT FRIGHTENED.

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  • Judith Ali
    Judith Ali August 16, 2015 at 7:14 pm   
    Edited August 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm by Judith Ali

    Usually, re-occurrences and type are usually related to the length of time between occurrence. It may, possibly be related to the primary tumor, but after that length of time and the liklihood that you were receiving annual or 6 month mammorgrams, this is most likely a different, new growth. If there is no spread to the lympth glands, you are probably home free after the surgery or other treatment (?) to remove it. It is very possible to have a secondary tumor unrelated to the fact that you had a tumor that was removed.

    Good luck with treatment

  • Gail N.
    Gail N. June 11, 2015 at 1:19 am   

    Hope you are doing ok. The new growth is probably a totally new primary and not related to the other one

  • Dr Gary
    Dr Gary May 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm   

    HI Kathy, nice to meet you. I am so sorry to hear your news. You are doing the right thing by reaching out for support from people who have traveled the same road. I hope you are getting lots of support during this time. Please keep us posted on how you're doing. You are not alone, my friend. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Gary