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I had a lumpectomy with a sentinel node biopsy on November 26. My breast is still very tender and still feel like I have a tennis ball under my armpit and it is still numb. How long does this last? Thanks!!

Kendra Klindt Profile
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anonymous

stage_1 Patient almost 6 years
 
  • Debbi Starr Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    Hi Kendra..my diagnosis was pretty similar to your. I had DCIS, lumpectomy Nov 2013 and found out they didn't get clean margins. Had mastectomy Jan 13, 2013. No radiation or chemo. I also was very tender for several weeks after the lumpectomy, just started feeling better about the time my mastectomy was scheduled. It will get better, give it time.
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Ouch! It does take a while! I kept a heart shape pillow under my arm for quite awhile!
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  • Alison Soule Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Mine was similar--surgery was October 2011 and I'm still tight and sometimes a quick pain shoots through the area where tumor was removed. I was really sore for a few months after
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  • Kristi Wright Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had lumpectomy in August, can't remember how long the numbness lasted but it was awhile! Not sure about that tennis ball, mine didn't feel like that
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  • Ziyahan Maya Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had lumpectomy on May 2013, It;s almost a year and I still have a tenderness,pain and uncomfortableness. My surgeon sent me to sonogramm, but there is no fluid in the breast, So I'm too waiting for pain to go away.......
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    • paula gittens Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I am having the same feelings one year later. I postponed my mamo today due to pain went to er ct scan done found nothing. How are you coping

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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I had a unilateral mastectomy on 15Feb and my chest is still totally numb from my breast bone through my axilla. Nerves are really small and hard to see so they can get severed when doing surgery and nerves do not regrow.
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    anonymous
    Stage 3C Patient
    Hi Kendra, have you been back to your surgeon since you felt like the tennis ball is under your arm? It could be fluid build up, just checking. My lumpectomy was pretty small and I felt better in a weekend two, but did have fluid drained from under my arm. Just checking, hope you have relief soon.
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