• Lobular cancer left breast

    Asked by Ranrose on Monday, April 15, 2019

    Lobular cancer left breast

    Had lumpectomy Oct 1, 2018. Does anyone with lumpectomy and radiation have large lump where surgery was?. It was a small lump but has gotten much bigger. Don't know if I should ask doctor but is this normal?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Carool's Avatar

      I didn’t have this. I would ask your breast doctor. I’m no medical professional, but maybe it’s scar tissue? When in doubt, I ask my doctor. Wishing you all the best -

      6 months ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar

      I hope you have contacted your oncologist regarding your observation. If I were you,I wouldn't wait two seconds to make that contact. I hope it's nothing, but it's certainly important to follow up.

      6 months ago
    • cak61's Avatar

      You may have a seroma, (pocket of fluid).
      I had one after lumpectomy and mamosite radiation.
      Seems it is fairly common, as I've read of others having one.
      Sometimes needs to be drained, but I believe usually the body absorbs it.
      I didn't know it was there until my six month mammogram, after which it opened up and was draining about three days later.
      I do now have a dent and hardness, but it has not gotten bigger.
      Please see your doctor.

      6 months ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar

      I will echo everyone else -ask your doctor. I had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation, have hard scar tissue, had a huge (11 ounces of fluid) seroma and now have a hamartoma. In each instance I saw my doctor. Do it for your peace of mind as well as to remedy any issues.

      6 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      I had a lumpectomy and radiation and did not have this. I would check with the doctor - for peace of mind if nothing else. As others said, it might just be scar tissue, etc.

      6 months ago
    • MLT's Avatar

      Any time you notice any change, run to the Dr. Then let them decide what is causing the change.
      I am always in that small percentage of strange things that happen. Had a squamous cell carcinoma in my scar, caused by radiation. Very rare for this to happen, but get checked.

      6 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      I had lumpectomy & radiation, and developed a very large seroma in the tumor cavity. It didn't hurt or slosh, but I did have to go up a cup size. Took over a year, but it has fully resorbed and there's a modest dent instead. Never popped or drained, just shrank as the body absorbed the fluid. (My sentinel node seroma in my armpit did burst and drain early, but was sutured closed and healed completely within a couple of months).

      Ask your surgeon anyway--but you'll probably be reassured. It's quite normal.

      6 months ago

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