Recurrence

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I'm due to have surgery at the weekend to remove a tumour from a lymph node (I was under the impression I had had a complete clearance the first time, but seems not!). I may have chemo and/or radiotherapy after but not sure yet. I am 20 months on from the end of my first cancer in 2020. If you have had a similar recurrence, how have you got on please? I must admit it has felt like a ticking bomb this summer. Did I feel anything or not - you know the feeling! UGH!!

  • Hi floss b

    Sorry to hear that you have had a recurrence of triple negative breast cancer.  While I haven't had a recurrence I noticed that you didn't have any replies yet so i thought I'd reply to you in the hopes you will get a reply from someone with the same experience as you.  

    Wishing you the best of luck with your surgery and with whatever further treatment you have.

    Best wishes

    Daisy53

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    1. Hi Floss b,

    Hi I had my TNBC I. 2020 too. I’m not in-the same position as you but did have a scare which turned out to be nothing and I know how scary that was.  If there’s anything I can do to help shout out. Sending hugs and hoping for a positive outcome and that they get it all.  Sending Hugging 

  • Hi Floss b. I am Triple Negative and had a recurrence in the node of axilla 4 years after my Stage 1 diagnosis. I was treated with carbo/gem and Keytruda prior to surgery. Unfortunately 5 out of 8 nodes removed still were positive for cancer. I then had radiation to the axilla, chest wall and breast area. After completion I then took Xeloda to reduce my chance of another recurrence. One year after I now have metastasis to the lung. 

    TNBC can certainly be aggressive so don't look back and beat yourself up about maybe you should have felt something. Look forward and stomp it out forever!!! I wish you all the best with your plan

  • Hi Floss. I'm so sorry that you've had a recurrence. I've just had my 2 year MRI which showed up something in the other breast ( I had a lumpectomy for a small TN tumor in the right breast in 2020, now it's the left that looks ' not quite right'), and while they tell me not to be overly concerned, my doctor is concerned enough that he wants it gone. So I'm having another lumpectomy on Monday, and they'll biopsy that and we'll go from there. Like you, I feel a bit like a ticking time bomb, but I know how much strength it took first time around to get through it all, so I know that we both have that steel in us, and we'll get through whatever needs to be be endured this time round too. Wishing you all the best xx