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Lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy were 6 months ago, followed by 25 radiation treatments. Have taken Tamoxifen for the past 3 months. Lately the treated breast and underarm feel tender, especially after waking each morning. Sound familiar to anyone?

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    It's been two years since my surgery and radiation and I still get pain. Radiation damages those tissues.
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  • Lou Cam Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2013
    I had breast tenderness at first with one of the anti hormone medicines, but it was in both breasts as a side effect, and it did get better. Also, since radiation I use Aquaphor 2or 3 times a week for skin comfort, and it has been over a year.
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  • Betti A Profile
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    Every once in awhile I'll get what I call a catch in my chest below where my breast was. I mentioned it to the RT a couple of weeks ago at my appt. and he said it's most likely related to the rads. I guess sometimes ribs can weaken and be more prone to fracture if one isn't careful. I haven't had an injury so put up with it.
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    乳癌幸存者从 2013
    Ladies just FYI,,, saw my radiation oncologist 2 weeks it's been 1 yr and half had a few minor complaints said it was slight edema from underwire recommends change to no wire and massage 2 x daily it helps.. Very normal.
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    了解乳腺癌
    I was given PT to help me. It solved my pain, flexibility.
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    I saw my surgeon yesterday he said pain never really leave completly but gets somewhat better.
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      乳癌幸存者从 2013

      Its 18 months since my surgery.

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  • Norma  Cook Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2014
    Thanks, Ladies: I'm thinking the tenderness may be from pulling and stretching too much when I helped my husband erect a tarp building. Didn't bother me immediately, but might have been overdoing it. I'm still waiting patiently (?) for MRI results from my 6-month follow-up. Will discuss everything with oncologist at appointment next month.
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