underarm odor on my surgery side
I was diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer in February 2009. I had surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy and I'm currently taking Tamoxifen.
A few months ago I noticed a pain in my underarm on my surgery side. I've been checked and the pain was due to a rib fracture. I also had two more rib fractures. I had a CT scan last Monday and a bone scan last Friday. Both tests were normal. The bone scan shows that the rib fractures are healing.
Another thing that I noticed a few months ago is an underarm odour on my surgery side only but I hadn't mentioned it to anyone. I don't wear anti-persperant anymore because I'm concerned that it caused breast cancer -- I could be wrong but I'm not taking any chances. Not wearing anti-persperant wasn't really a problem because I never noticed any odor until recently, that is. The odour seems to be at it's worst when I wake up in the morning and after exercise. I assumed it's because I sweat at night under two comforters and if I'm wearing pajamas. I don't like the smell and it concerns me so I googled it. I found out that underarm odour is a sign of breast cancer as is ear wax. I don't remember if I've noticed lots of ear wax. I'm a little freaked out now. My two year anniversary is coming up in a few weeks and I am worried now about this odour problem being a sign of breast cancer recurring.
Has anyone experienced this?