Mar 26, 2013 - 1:36 pm
I am new to this site, don't know how I missed it seven months ago when I was diagnosed with bilateral IDC. I found it a few days ago while researching SCC, which I have now been diagnosed with, just three short months after my last round of chemo.
I had no idea, which makes me so mad at myself, that I could get another cancer while beeing treating for breast cancer. I had a PET/CT scan in Sept 2012, after my surgery, it was clear. I was do for another next month for my breast cancer. Here's where I am at; two weeks after finishing my last round of chemo, a bump apperars on my chin. I really just think its a "blind" pimple that will go away slowly due to my immune system being down. It stays the same for weeks, then out of no where it takes off. It covers my entire chin, it hurts and looks horrible.
Now during this time the chemo is losing its grip on me and besides the chemo brain and still feeling some fatigue, I am feeling pretty good. Of course then I had to face that I have no breasts, no hair, eye lashes, eyebrows etc. The chin thing almost pushed me over the edge. I was just so tired of not looking and feeling normal. Silly me, after numerous trips to the deramtologist (during this time, its spreads to my lower lip) and two biopsies later, I am told it is SCC.
Both my Oncologist and deramtologist tell me, "you need to go immediately" to the nearby university hospital. This was last Thursday, I got a call back from the university hospital and have an appt with there head and neck dept on April 4, 2013. I haven't even been given an all clear yet on the breast cancer, nor did my local oncologist want to start me on the tamoxifen when I was supposed to, two weeks ago, because of my chin and lip. They didn't know what it was when I saw her last time. So now I feel like I am in limbo with two cancers.
Has anyone else had this experience? I posted on the head and neck forum as well. So very glad I found this site:)