Life after treatment
Hi everyone, this is the first time I have been on this forum, though I have read many, many comments and stories.. Hellow to you all and hope you can help..
I was diagnosed with IBC in Feb 2010, I have had chemo (TEC and taxotere), mastectomy with lymph nodes(9 and 8 were cancerous), radiotherapy which ended in Sept, on taxotere now.
I was told during radiotherapy that there was a good chance that the cancer would return (as the chemo didn't work completely - both kinds) - it might not, but chances were high.
I wasn't give much info on what to look for if it did return, other than a few circles appearing on surface of skin at mastectomy scar and I can find much information on-line on what to look out for... as it is the healing from mastectomy and radiotherapy i.e. shooting pains, itching and skin hot are all symptoms of the original cance - I've been told it is all fine and not to worry, but I would rather know what to look out for - it would help me relax or get checked if necessary... Does anyone know what I should be looking for?