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Seems I have developed a fatty necrosis on the left side of my left breast...almost under my left arm and very near my aux. dissection scar.
 
It's about the size of a goose egg...hard and achy/painful.
 
Should I be concerned? Will it go away on its on?
 
It can be very painful at times...and such a nuisance.
 
Thanks for the help.
 
 

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You poor thing,
I have no idea but I just wanted to say I feel for you and I am sorry.
I would definately go to the doc and have it checked out.

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Definitely call your Oncologist or Surgeon!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necrosis


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Mary Ann--

I have developed several of these, especially along the scar lines from mast and recon surgery (along with reduction and lift). The first 2 I panicked and had them removed, despite reassuring words from my breast surgeon. The third was biopsied due to its location right beside the scar line and the fourth I just left there (it was obvious it wasn't BC on ultrasound). Over the last year that one has just sort of crumbled away and I can no longer feel it. What they tell me is that it is a result of surgery and disruption that causes to tissue. I know they are pretty uncomfortable at first, especially if your bra sits right on top of them, but no one seemed terribly surprised or concerned by their appearance.

I just think it's a terrible injustice that even when the d*** fat dies, we are STILL stuck with it!

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Maryann,
You poor thing. I think we get these things to scare the poop out of us.
Go to your doc and get it removed. Esp if it is painful.
I have no idea how big a goose egg is! I have to look that up.
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It's very painful. I will see my dr. on the 20th and go from there. My Onc. assured me that it's not cancer. 
 
It's pretty large and hard, about the size of a large chicken egg...lol  It
doesn't hurt on the outside, but deep within and the pain radiates throughout my shoulder.
 
I'll feel better once I see my plastic surgeon.
 
Thanks All,

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Golly Days Maryann! It hurts so much but you have to wait so long! That isn't right...

By the way I looked up something for you my friend,

A goose egg~



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This is very interesting information. Another fissure in the road ahead to watch out for as we drive along the highway Life After Breast Cancer.  Why isn't there someone to forewarn patients about the possible casualties which we should be attentive and aware? 
 
Why did it take Maryann44 so long to get into see someone to take care of her Fatty Tissue Necrosis.  Could it possibly be caused by Hematoma or Seroma "dead cell left-overs"?
 
Where is Maryann44?  Haven't seen her for a long time!
 
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Hi Indi.

I'm here! Finished chemo and radiation...Dec. 22. Going back in for more reconstruction surgery soon (radiation is not kind to new breast) and to remove the port...yay!

Finally back to work.

I have had two doctor's say that it was fatty necrosis, but that it isn't anything to worry about. 

It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't flare up from time to time...can be very painful.

Thanks for asking about me. :-)



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