Breast pain & fibrosis 6.5 years later!!
UPDATE!! I just found this online that says COVID Vaccine can cause Radiation Recall Phenomenon that describes perfectly what I have. I am making an appointment with an Oncology Surgeon since I can go back to my old clinic since I changed insurance. Please read this and I will also post it separately!!
I had lumpectomy & accelerated radiation in 2017. Severe side effects from radiation. Desquamation where the skin peeled off my breast causing severe pain lasted for 6 weeks. One year later several of my ribs broke but I didn't know it. The Radiology Oncologist didn't order an x-ray but an X-ray years later confirmed it. I learned that there are more risks for women who have large breasts, are diabetic, have connective tissue disorders and are older. The Radiology Oncologist lied to me and said they had never see that. I found info online that said tens of thousands of women have it after radiation, especially if they are high risk. I also had fibrosis & lymphedema which I lived with until the last 6 months. I now have shooting pain in my breast off and on and purple bruise looking places and the fibrosis seems to be getting worse. My breast is sore & red and warm to the touch. I did take Pentoxifylline & Vitamin E for awhile in 2018 but didn't notice any benefit. I'm thinking about going to a different doctor who is also a breast surgeon to see if she can recommend anything. I now am the primary caregiver for my husband who has Alzheimer's-Posterior Cortical Atrophy so having an elective mastectomy isn't possible. Has anyone found anything that helps the fibrosis & soreness??