My Mother and Breast Cancer
Hello. My name is, gavaskar. About twelve years ago, my mother was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer, on the right side of her right breast. I believe the size was about 1.2cm. Her treatment was surgery and radiation. As of the last few weeks, she's been feeling pains and numbness in her right arm and pain on the right side of her back.
My question to you is what is the likelihood of a recurrence?
@gavaskar There is always a chance it could recur, but if she has been regularly visiting the doctor, always having a mammo yearly, then hopefully that is a good "safety net".
If she has concerns, definitely see the doctor - family, or oncologist. At least she is getting those scans done now. Also bear in mind she might have to consider other issues - gall bladder, etc