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Had lumpectomy and Sentinel Node Biopsy a year ago, followed by radiation. Recently developed a tight pulling sensation in my arm, especially inside my elbow, but nothing visible. Does this sound like a mild case of cording? Should I get it checked?

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anonymous

over 4 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Yes, it could be. Always best to check so if it is,you can start treatment and get you comfortable again. Take care, Sharon
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  • sharon s Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes. Tight and heavy are signs of chording. Get back to your arm exercises. Mine flares up once in a great while. Massage from the fingers up through the armpit.
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    It may be cording. I had a small amount in my axilla after my mastectomy and an OT worked it out and gave me exercises to do. I could feel the cords especially when reaching above my head in the shower.
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