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My mother has had her breast removed and her lymph nodes. What is the fatty tissue called under her arm? Will it continue to grow? Is there anything she can do about it?

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    Survivor since 2013
    I thought I felt a lump in my armpit last month. I mentioned it to my Oncology people as I just happened to have a 6-month followup appointment. She felt it and said it was just "excess fat". It's odd as it is only on the side I had my mastectomy on and not the other one, too. She didn't seem concerned so guess I won't be either for now.
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    A plastic surgeon can during reconstruction. If she chooses no reconstruction the PS can still deal with it.
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