• 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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    • 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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