Dec 25, 2012 - 12:04 pm
I have been reading the breast cancer discussion board for a while now, but this is my first post. I was diagnosed w/ IDC in Nov 2011 (11cm mass), did chemo,had a bilateral mastectomy (4 positive nodes out of 18) and finished radiation in May 2012. I just had my expanders exchanged for silicone implants in Oct 2012. So far, so good, until I noticed a smaller than eraser sized raised red area on my left incision line yesterday (the side w/ the breast cancer). I'm hoping it is just a stitch that didn't disolve, but I can't help but think about a local recurrance (they could only get a 0.5mm clear margin during surgery). Have any of you had a local recurrance? What did it look like and how was it treated? Did it change your prognosis? I hate to be a nervous Nellie but I am feeling kind of scared. I'd appreciate any thoughts you have, thanks!