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Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: 2 years post breast cancer, what's going on?

 dogtank - Wed Jun 04, 2003 2:32 am

My aunt Vickie had a lumpectamy about 2 years ago. Her mother had a "pre cancerous" lump removed earlier this year. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Another aunt died of cancer 2 weeks ago.

Within the last week my aunt Vickie has lost all energy, her hands are swollen and sore, her blood pressuer is very low, her joints hurt, she keeps vomiting, and says she feels worse than she did during chemo. Any toughts on what's going on and who she should see? She lives in Wyoming but want's to see a Doc in Salt Lake.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:41 am

User avatar Dogtank,
Is your aunt seeking regular medical follow up with a medical oncologist or has she lost follow up. She should report these symptoms to a medical oncologist who will perform a physical check up and may request scans and blood tests. The possiblity of the breast cancer returning again either in the breast or spreading to another site should always be excluded. Especially during the first two years when the rate of recurrence is highest.

Best of luck

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