UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
Unfortunately over the last few days we spotted a new little lump in the middle of the mastectomy scar and after waiting a few days to see if it disappeared, which it didn’t, we decided we better get the Oncologist to have a look at it.
So yesterday we made an appointment with the Oncologist and saw him last night, he also agreed it looked suspicious, so today we will back to the hospital for another CT scan and then a punch biopsy.
If as we suspect it is the Cancer then he plans to send us to the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital where they are doing a trial that looks more closely at the makeup of the tumour, using DNA etc to find more targeted treatments but first let’s confirm what it is and then we can plan properly.
Also if it is Cancer then Radiotherapy that was scheduled to start on Monday, will be cancelled as this lump is on the side Jo has already had radiotherapy on back in 2016, so they can’t (due to risk of over radiating, which can cause more cancers) and weren’t going to do Radiotherapy on that side this time.
So back on the rollercoaster, but as described by our Oncologist yesterday, with a rollercoaster you can generally see the next turn coming up, this is like one in the dark, where you don’t know which direction you will go next.
We should get results of the biopsy and scan either Friday or early next week. More waiting!!
Jo had the scan yesterday lunch time before the biopsy in the evening. During the biopsy the surgeon said he had looked at the CT scan results and there was no obvious evidence of any spread to other organs, though he did caution that it was only a quick glance, but at least no large tumours were visible, so that is a positive. I did however get the impression he like the Oncologist was also rather concerned about the lump in the scar and also two smaller lumps just below. He took 2 biopsies in total for examination, now we wait.