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7/13/2017Had TNBC my bilateral mastectomy was 5/24/16 took out 2 lymph nods both neg. My cancer was stage 1/grade 3 in the right breast. My tumor was 1.5 cm and was starting to branch off making 3 new clusters so my surgeon was very precise at trying to get everything out she even said she pretty much scalped me. I did 4 round of chemo. Had a skin sparing surgery and skin issues for months. My plastic surgeon did 2 skin surgeries on me to save what skin I had. I finally got my implants in on 1/10/17. So my question is can this type of cancer reoccur this fast in the same breast because i found a lump the size of a dime at the 9 o'clock position in between my tissue and my implant. My plastic surgeon said it's not an implant issue. So ?? I do have a appt with my BCS but just would like a little info.
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7/13/2017it would be unusual but technically is possible. highly rare. glad you are seeing a surgeon. need breast imaging done to more closely look at this finding and determine if it is anything worrisome.

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