What do skin mets look like

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wackygal
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   Posted 1/3/2005 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I am not overly-worried, but I have this small area under my left arm (breast cancer side) not even 1 cm square that is really red, for no reason.  It' been there a few weeks, and it's just dawning on me 'uh oh skin mets?'.  I am trying to find pictures of skin mets but I haven't found any yet, so I figured I'd ask here.  Are they very red?
 
I am scheduled to see my ob/gym on Wednesday as a followup to the oophorectomy, so I'll show it to him and see what he says, and then maybe I'll follow up with my onc, if needed.
 
I am cautious... nervously cautious, though.
Thanks
Stef
 
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Jo-Ann
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   Posted 1/3/2005 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd give the onc a call anyway, Stef. We had a saying between us a long time ago that said "if it don't feel right, then it ain't". It wouldn't hurt to have a second opinion. I'll be praying that it's just a pork chop bone.
 
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Cindy802
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   Posted 1/3/2005 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Stef. I think you can find photos on bcmets.com or .org...I can't remember which. I got rashes on both of my breasts and thought I had skin mets, so I went hunting. I think something else would have to be going on, along with the redness, such as a bump, rash, etc. I know how frightning this can be. We tend to have to pay attention to everything. Sending good thoughts and prayers for a good outcome. Keep us updated. Take care of you.

Cindy


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Candy
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   Posted 1/3/2005 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Stef, I do not know what it looks like. That alone would send me to the onc. I have you in my prayers. Keep us posted.

Love and hugs,

Candy

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kathyginva
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   Posted 1/3/2005 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stef,
 
I think there are pictures on BCMets.org.  I have had several areas that I worried about skin mets (having original dx of Inflammatory BC).  Most of them we watched and they went away over time.  One I did have biopsied, but turned out to be some sort of dermatitis too.  I hope yours turns out to be nothing as well.
 
Hugs,
Kathy

lemonz
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   Posted 1/4/2005 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I also was IBC and that is one thing they show you to look for. Not that it is strictly an IBC problem. What I was shown to look for, if I remember correctly was what appeared to be little white bumps. Almost like somthing you would say is the start of a strange rash or chicken pox. As you can notice I made up my mind then and there if it was strange I was showing back up in their office and they can tell me exactly what it is. That way I do not have to worry if I am right or not. I agree with Jo-Ann. You can not hear its a pork chop bone to often. Hugs Joyce
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gma
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   Posted 1/4/2005 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
May I suggest shingles as a possibility. Shingles seems to affect all of us who have had their immume system compromised, I seem to get a patch of it every time I am anywhere near someone with Chicken pox or even a cold sore on their mouth. I agree you need to have a dr look at it, and I would think since you have an appointment tomorrow that doctor can take a look. If he has no concrete idea what it is be sure to check with the onc. Will keep you in my thoughts that it is a minor problem. Hugs MK


sdearing
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   Posted 1/4/2005 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Stef no help here with any info, but wanted to let you know I am sending hugs and prayers your way for pork chop bones!

Hang in there and keep us posted.

L&H
Sara
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ardee
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   Posted 1/5/2005 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Same with me, Steph. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and sending prayers your way.

L&H,
Rita


gma
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   Posted 1/5/2005 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Steph, today is Wednesday and we will all be anxious to know what your onc had to say. I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and praying all is going well with you. Please post and let us know. Hugs MK


wackygal
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   Posted 1/5/2005 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
well I never made it to the ob/gyn for my followup to my surgery..... my 6-year old woke up with a headache and congestion, so i stayed home with him today, and had to cancel my appt. darn it!! I am convincing myself this area is a rub mark that, since i can't feel (i am all numb under my left arm), maybe my bra made. not sure. i do need to call my onc. i just hate to do that, since they already think i am a 'hysterical patient' ... wanting annual scans, etc. Well my ONC doesn't think that, but the physician's assistant does, and I can't stand her. uuggghh.

stef
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Candy
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   Posted 1/5/2005 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Stef:

Hope your DS is feeling better. AND, who gives at rat's a** what the physicians assistant thinks. You do what you know is best. Take care of yourself and don't put off the doc to long.

Love and hugs,

Candy

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Tavish
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   Posted 1/7/2005 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Stef-
Have you considered calling your PCP before your onc? The PCP is really the one who should see you first, as there is no indication that this is cancer. It might seem strange to go to the onc with a rash, but not unusual to go to the PCP....it is probably some kind of dermatitis or something that can be treated by the PCP or a dermatologist.

Just a thought...
Lori

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