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mollyz
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I had a mastectomy in 2010 followed by rads and most recently had yearly pet/scan in June well at that time it showed something on my chest walls but "no cancer"(ned) at that time i had a ultra sound or ct scan can't remember right now but any how they thought it was bone cause my chest is boney and after a radical mastectomy you have much of nothing left,well any way lately I've been running a low grade tempature so i went to the Dr. who thought that the bump had gotten bigger and said he wanted to take it out in his office November 15,my question to you is do cancer make you have a temperture and could it be cancer?I've read where it can come back in the chest wall ,but I've had blood work done at the cancer center for my markers in September with a lot of low blood counts but he didn't say anything was wrong,I've lost a lot of weight since Christmas but im chalking that up to my eating,I've changed my eating habits,no meat,no diary,no white sugar,no white flour,mostly vegan diet. I'm also on aromasin, please help im getting worried.my lymph nodes in my neck kinda feel funny but there not swollen down the side of my neck behind my ears just hurts.I have an appointment November 6,with my oncologist, thanks for your out put in advance MollyZ~~

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mollyz
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bumping up

RozHopkins
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Can't help you much afraid. Had double/bilateral mastectomies and know even then cancer can spread to chest wall, nodes and have to be aware of any changes around scared areas. You would loose weight with the foods you have cut out, well done. I would say a thorough in depth check up is required ASAP, they may be nothing to worry about. Please keep us informed and good luck.

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Doctor or Specialist, ASAP.

Keep up posted ...

Gentle hugs, and prayers for you.

Vicki Sam

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I don't understand what you are saying about the doctor taking out the bump which has gotten bigger in the chest wall in his office. Do you mean lump and not bump? Usually biopsies are done in the OR. Fine Needle biopsies are done in a doctor's office but if the lump is cancer it isn't removed in an office.

It is normal to be nervous for the first five years after diagnose. It is normal to assume every pain, ache, fever to be a return of cancer. Most of the time it isn't a recurrence as 70% to not go on to have any problems after the initial diagnose and treatment.

I certainly would see a doctor very soon as to why you are having a low grade fever. Might be an infection of some kind.

I never had any fever with my 3 recurrences. Everyone is different with their symptoms. You have had good advice from Vickisam and Roz to see your doctor for an answer. Worrying isn't going to give you an answer.

Best to you,

Doris

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mollyz
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It is more of a bump to me than a lump and it's hard and yes the Surgeon is going to as he Say's pop it out in the office ,just like he did my port and then send it off,I would rather him do that than try to aspirate it.and yes i go to the oncologist November 6 and then the surgeon the 15th. thanks a bunch ladies hope to hear from some more soon.~~MollyZ~~

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It feels like sinus problems you know the eyes hurt and around the nose but when i take something it doesnt help and my eyes are red and watery looking,I've also took over the counter allergy meds but nothing.I guess you can tell im nervous and this is the only place i can vent until my Dr.appts.~~MollyZ~~

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It goes with the territory. Maybe you can get in to your primary care physician sooner than November 6 and report these symptoms because they could have absolutely nothing to do with cancer. Your pcp could start the ball rolling by ordering blood work and other tests which would be available by the time you have your oncology appointment. You will be able to put your mind at ease sooner and if your oncologist wants to do other tests, then those can be done then. Or if the oncologist wants to poo-poo your symptoms, you'll already know you've looked into other causes. Doesn't have to be cancer, you know.

There is something called "tumor fever". It was the only symptom my friend had when she was diagnosed with kidney cancer. It's the body's response to some tumors, but I don't think breast cancer is one of them. She'd been running fevers off and on for over a year, was finally hospitalized and an MRI done. Bingo. Everyone was surprised. I don't think this is common at all. Again, I don't think it is typical with breast cancer, but you know I don't know much. Just wanted to comment on this since you asked.

Vent away, MollyZ. November 15 is a long way off, but you can get those other symptoms that are worrying you looked at sooner by your pcp. I became a huge believer in my pcp - she listens to me (not that my oncs don't, but she really listens).

Suzanne

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Thank you for that advice,I think i will do that cause my nerves can't take it to November 6. That's why i love this board because if i need some advice i can come here and get it.~~MollyZ~~

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Any update?? November 6th just around the corner.

Vicki Sam

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I'm asking for the pink bus tomorrow,yes i get blood work done tomorrow,but guess what? since i posted about the bump as i call it,it goes down and rises back up just slightly don't know what to think now just got to wait.and im taking everybody here with me ~~MollyZ~~

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VickiSam
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go!

Positive thoughts, and prayers for you dear Molly.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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Molly not to scare you but I had a lump/bump in my chest wall that turned out to be cancer in my chest wall and sentinel node (because it was the node it did rise and fall). I would want at least a fine needle aspiration to ensure it was nothing to worry about. I did read that your surgeon planned to remove it in his office, please let us know how things go. You continue in my positive thoughts and prayers!

Hugs,

RE

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Jean 0609
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Post when you can.

xoxo,
Jean

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mollyz
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Just came back from the oncologist,i had blood work and it was fine but he's sending me for a ct/scan Tuesday,he didn't say this to me but the orders gave to me read "In view of all symptoms she needs imaging studies to check for mets".it's ordered for the chest,abdomen,pelvis with IV. so i need the pink bus Tuesday really bad,im feeling some kind of way right now.~~MollyZ~~

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Geez, sorry to hear this, you can count me on the bus on Tuesday!
Sandy

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