Metastatic vs New unrelated cancer.,any reply welcome n needed

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Debdidit
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   Posted 6/11/2015 2:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I was dx with early BC in 2013 plus a strong family history, but tested negative for the braccA test had a double masectomy and removal of a few lymph nodes, was told it looked all good. Over the past year + went through the reconstructive ordeal ( which is a whole other discussion) ,in Jan/Feb had some pre op test done for hernia repair follow up, was never told about any spots on my lung. So last week had to do pre-op test for more revisions ,was told about the nodule on my lung and that it had grown from 1 mm to 9 mm , did a ct scan, now am scheduled for a pet scan on Tuesday, so far this week has crawled slowly cause we all know the waiting is worse. My team of doctors are all thinking the same thing " cancer" One doc said maybe MET cancer, my breast surgeon says since we caught it early it could be regular old lung cancer since I am a former smoker. Now I sit here and all I can do is worry and have panic attacks ,making a bucket list laughing on the out side. But in reality I am scared out of my mind. Mad at my pcm because if I did not have the pre-op stuff done we would have never known that it had grown. At 9 mm it's small and early, but my fear is ...if it's smoking related, the outlook is much better, with the other option not so good. So my question is does any one here have MET cancer or know of someone and if you have any input on whether early BC could turn into Met ( can't spell the word right now) one breast was in situ (spelling) the other was " early" . Please, any reply would be great. On a semi- bright thought: Due to the many complications I have had my brother has declared me the poster child for "if it can go wrong , it will: lol, and I hate this feeling , it's just not fair

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   Posted 6/12/2015 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no experience with this and I hope someone else on the forum will chime in but it is not a very busy forum.

I hope for the best for you.

Funny I thought I was the poster child for "if it can go wrong it will."
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Debdidit
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   Posted 6/12/2015 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Lol maybe we can start a club

Camaryb
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   Posted 6/23/2015 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I was Dx in 2011 and also had a double mast and lyph node removal. I had reconstructive difficutlies as well so I fully understand that :(.
Were the spots on your lung there Jan/Feb? Did they tell you? I think that would be my first question. If so, what size were they then and have they grown larger? Have they suggested a biopsy? Until it's tested, it's hard to tell the "source". It could very possibly be a totally different cancer, not related. Sounds like you need to have a serious conversation with your doctor/s. I realize this post is a bit late, but hoping all goes well for you.

Debdidit
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   Posted 6/23/2015 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having the vats done July 9. Had the pet scan and the one growing lit up. But I was never told that I had nodules , they were present as far back as Dec, showed up again in Feb and now in May ,if it wasn't for the radiologist calling my pcm and suggesting I get a pet scan I dunno what would have happened. Reading my reports I found out today that back in 2013 they found sclerosis on my lower back/n pelvic area and once again my pcm did not tell me. I think I will be looking for a new doctor..on a good note the lung doctor doesn't think it's from the breast, but won't know until he goes in

Debdidit
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   Posted 6/23/2015 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Can I ask what kind of reconstructive problems you had
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