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#1 JRA

Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

It is quiet in this forum,  I am hoping that is a good sign.

I am not sure what I want to say, as I am still unsure if there is anything to say.

Many who frequent this forum will know. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2003, when DS was 6mths old. I had a mastectomy, chemo, no radio, all lymph nodes were clear, it was non hormonal, and now am on to a check up every 12 mths. I never had a reconstruction.

For years now I have had a rash on the area of the removed breast.   It has always been aggravated by the breast form, so nowadays I tend to rarely use it.

Years ago I had it checked by a specialist and was just a rash. A GP a few years ago thought it may be fungal and we tried cortisone cream.

moving forward, DH has had a psoriasis on his leg for years, about 5 cm diameter, as he was having other skin things checked he raised concern about it again, and yes, it was a basel skin carcinoma. Given the size of it, it is a significant task to get it removed, but not "bad" as such.

I was having a skin mark checked on my face and asked the specialist to check my rash on my breast (or lack of) again. He was more confused by it and did two biopsies (where they do a punch in and get core) and had a couple of stitches.

The specialist rang me today that the final results are that the "Rash" is actually Paget's disease. I only saw my breast specialist a couple of months ago.  I am now booked in to see her tomorrow at midday to found out what the process from here on is. The dermatologists words were "radiation, surgery or whatever is appropriate".

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#2 redchick

Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:53 PM

I’m so sorry. I can’t truly imagine how overwhelmed you must feel.

Sending you and your family hugs and all the best for your specialist appointment tomorrow.

#3 meljbau

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:02 PM

I am so sorry JRA. I hope your specialist can organise a treatment plan that is not too draining for you, but still kicks that cancer on its butt.

#4 Riotproof

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

Oh JRA, I'm not sure what to say either. I'm so sorry.

Sending my love to you.

#5 cinnabubble

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:11 PM

Ah sh*t, JRA. So sorry to read this.

#6 Mishu

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:22 PM

I'm so sorry JRA, sending you love xxx

#7 Mary Whether

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:26 PM

I am so sorry x

#8 Meagan

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:28 PM

My first thoughts were exactly what cinnabubble wrote. "sh*t" I'm sorry

#9 Nobodyelse

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

Oh JRA. Life is a cruel eff-er. I'm so sorry.

#10 MooGuru

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

My first thoughts were sh*t and I'm sorry too. Don't know what else to say.

#11 born.a.girl

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:39 PM

I'm so sorry.

From memory, your son was also unwell this last year?

Lightening certainly does strike twice.

#12 JinksNewton

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:40 PM

JRA,  I'm so sorry to hear this news.

#13 TheGreenSheep

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:40 PM

Oh god, I am really sorry to see you back here.

I want to bellow profanities on your behalf.

#14 IamzFeralz

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

That really really sucks JRA.   It's very hard when you don't know what the outcome will be.  We are here to listen to your vents and to morally support you.

#15 Character

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:54 PM

Thinking of you xx

#16 Hattie

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

Oh **** JRA.

**** you, b*st*rd ****ing cancer.

#17 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:06 PM

JRA, I wish you the best of luck with your treatment.


#18 JJ

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:13 PM

Oh crap. :( I'm so sorry.

#19 MintyBiscuit

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:15 PM

I'm so sorry JRA

#20 lazycritter

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

**** I'm sorry.

#21 eponee

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:20 PM

oh sh*t :(

#22 Fossy

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:28 PM

Good luck tomorrow x

Edited by Fossy, 13 November 2017 - 04:30 PM.

#23 cardamom

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:31 PM

Oh bloody hell JRA :( I'm so sorry to hear this. Hoping for the best possible news from your specialist tomorrow.

#24 BadCat

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

Oh I'm so sorry.  That sucks.

#25 Tinselonthefloor

Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

Thinking of you. Hope your specialist has some reassuring words and a great treatment plan for you

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