IDC newly diagnosed-crawling sensation-lymph node thickening
I was diagnosed last week w/ IDC and have read a lot of great information here. I have an appointment with a surgeon in early November but am worried about a couple of things.
1.) For six moths prior to the mammogram which found the tumor, I had a crawling sensation in my breast but ignored it because I figured it was a new cyst growing larger. This sensation is moving to my armpit – is a nerve being activated by the growing tumor or am I feeling the cancer itself growing?
2.) In reading the mammography/ultrasound report it states that … "There is a single left axillary lymph node which demonstrates mild diffuse cortical thickening measuring 4 to 5 mm." I am concerned about this after poking around a bit on the internet. Is this always metastasis? If it is, then I want to get moving more quickly with the treatment.
Any stories of similar experience would be appreciated greatly.