A question from Audrey H: Tumor Found in Supraclavicular Node 8 months after breast cancer treatment, could this be metastasis? ?
Diagnosed March 2007 with Stage 1 breast cancer, right breast. Axillary node removed, negative for cancer. Went through chemo and radiation, finished in February 2008. Went to follow-up October 13, first time for follow-up needed a break from doctors for a while. Complained of pain which I have had for the last 2-3 months from top of right breast to over shoulder and down the back. Sono showed tumor in supraclavicular node, right side. I have a CT scan on Thursday the 30th.
What does a CT scan show? Being that I just finished cancer treatment seems metastasis is the likely answer?

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Answer by Panda
Hopefully it will turn out to be benign or something different, but yes metastasis is always a worry once you’ve been diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer can be very deceptive. A CT will give a better image of the tumor or spot and also may give indication if there are any more tumors to be seen. Be persistent about this . . you need to know exactly what you are dealing with. Also if this turns out to be nothing it is always a good idea to have CT or even a PET scan to use as a ‘baseline’ . . the doctor needs to have the scans to compare every three to six months to make sure the cancer is gone or to measure tumor shrinkage or track relapse.

Good luck and stay strong.

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Question posed by Kay: What does it mean when breast cancer (level 1 tumor) has already gone into the bones?
I have a dear family member who went to the doctor because of a fall – turned out she fractured her pelvis – but in the course of investigating it, the doctor discovered lesions in the bones pretty much all over her body. Turns out she has a level 1 tumor in her breast and that the lesions in her bones are also breast cancer. For some reason, the doctors are NOT giving her a death sentence, but I have always heard that when a cancer spreads to the bones or another organ, then there is pretty much no hope. So, is there actually hope now?

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Answer by Lynda
You’d need to ask doctor for prognosis. Most likely the end is near. This is a time when people help each other, I’ve learned. If she’s at home, someone should always be there in case she needs transportation or someone around the house if she needs daily assistance or needs to put her affairs in order or needs to be taken to the hospital.

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Barkhouse asked:

In my left breast I found a lump thats about a little larger in size than a pea. If this is breast cancer, what other signs/symptoms will I have? If its not breast cancer, what could it be? I’m 19 years old, turning 20 in thirteen days. I feel healthy otherwise.

Im going to get it checked out at the doctor right away, just looking for some opinions…
its definitely hard, and definitely moveable… its a tumor??

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Jenwen asked:

u see, my friend recently got breast cancer and she said it’s already at stage 2. she’s scheduled to have surgery next week. how likely is the tumor going to stay gone forever after the treatment? i’m very worried about her!

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abc123 asked:

My kitty had a radical bilateral mastectomy about a year ago and 4 doses of chemo. she’s as happy, hungry, and playful as ever! And then suddenly, I noticed a lump (maybe the size and shape of a small flat grape) on her left shoulder maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago. Since then, I’m pretty sure it’s decreased in size to about a lima bean, but has stayed the same for 2 weeks or so now. My husband has confirmed this with me. When you would pet her before, you could really feel the lump. And now sometimes you have to feel around for a good minute to find it.

Do you think this is a tumor or could it be a cyst or something?

We’ve spent so much money on her medical bills that we’re almost tapped out (of course we have enough for the basics, but no money for emergencies or extraneous stuff. Although, we never did have a lot in our savings, so that’s not really a factor) . I want to bring her in to get it removed, but since it’s decreased in size I wonder if it’s not something else? So while I love her, money is a factor so I’m asking you fellow cat lovers for some advice.


Many thanks for your help.

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Leah L asked:

I just recently found out I had breast cancer. With my emotional status off the charts, I have been having a really hard time making a decision about having one or both of my breasts taken off. I have a fast growing tumor in one breast and i am contemplating having both removed. Would it lessen the chances of getting it again? Anyone who has an opinion, please say it

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How likely is it for a teen to get breast cancer?

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Jessica M asked:

My name is Jessica and I am 18 years old. I felt a lump on my breast and I got it checked out. Turns out it is a tumor. The doctors aren’t sure if it is cancerous of not. I know that the chance of it being cancerous is very slim but I would like to know what the actual percentages of a person my age to actually have breast cancer. I’ll take anything I can possibly get! Thanks guys!

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