Breast Cancer diagnosis26 Mar 2023 19:34
My mum has just been diagnosed with breast cancer for the 2nd time (1st time was in 1996).
She has been unwell really since she broke her hip in October 2022. In December 2022 she was readmitted as an emergency as it was found she was bleeding internally. An endoscopy revealed she had a gastric lesion. There was a lot of focus on this as they were thinking malignancy. A CT was done in December where incidental findings of 2 nodules were found.....one in breast and one in kidney. Nothing was done at that point for these as everyone seemed to be focusing on the gastric lesion.
Fast forward to now, after 3 endoscopies it is found that the lesion is benign thankfully, but she has now been picked up by the breast team and is now confirmed with breast cancer in right breast. There is cancer in right axillary lymph nodes, as well as the left. She has also been complaining about a swollen lump near her hip.
She had another CT recently which has confirmed that her kidney is also looking abnormal, so had an MRI of the kidney on Friday.
To add on top of this, she also has a diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma of skin on her shoulder and we're seeing the Dermatologist again on Wednesday.