I underwent a left sided mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy just over 2 weeks ago following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Although there had been no symptoms up until the slight change in shape I noticed (and went straight to the GP for) the tumour showed as quite large and grade 3 on the biopsy and MRI scan.
For this reason my Consultant requested staging scans (CT scans of the chest and abdomen plus a bone scan) before surgery. These were clear so surgery went ahead. I'm now awaiting my follow up appointment.
However, for the past week I've been experiencing really bad dizziness. It comes and goes but at times is so bad it makes me feel a bit sick. I've had all the obvious checks such as blood pressure, as well as blood tests to rule out things like anaemia and infection. I'm drinking loads of water and eating really healthily and regularly so there is no obvious cause. I'm really worried about it having spread to my brain. My GP has now done a referral for a brain scan but says that dizziness (and some headaches) aren't the usual main symptoms they'd look for. When I've researched this myself it seems that both of these are symptoms so I'm really worried.