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Worried about old incision


I had a lumpectomy 10 years ago and never had a problem with it. But 3 days ago, it started getting very itchy and now my breast is very red. Any suggestions or advice? I don’t even know which doctor to call……cancer doctor, radiologist, surgeon????


  • serina25
    serina25 Member Posts: 2
    edited August 2023

    I would start with your oncologist. They may just refer you to a dermatologist, but might be a good opportunity for a check-in. Have you been wearing any new fabrics or changed detergents? I've gotten a few cases of contact dermatitis on my breast from wearing anything synthetic when it's hot outside. It usually calms down in a day or two though. ( I also deal with lymphedema in my breast from my lumpectomy and radiation that causes redness and itching.)