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Posted on: Nov 12, 2019 10:43PM

bac610 wrote:

3 years after right mastectomy which was DCIS I had a mammogram in late September. i have had "pain" like I used to get per-menstruation but im well into menopause. I also have reoccurring pain in the upper arm between the shoulder and elbow. I have a cough, back pain in the middle of back on both sides. I'm 55, but nothing showed on mammogram but dense breast tissue which I've known. there is no dimpling, redness, swelling, or inversion of nipple, just the feeling that "something's not right". I had bloodwork done in Feb. this year but it was clear. Curious is anyone has had these symptoms and what it might be

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Nov 16, 2019 10:45AM Moderators wrote:

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Nov 21, 2019 07:22AM KBeee wrote:

I am wondering if when they did the mastectomy, some nerves were a bit disrupted. I had a surgical biopsy on my non cancer side a couple years before my cancer. Ironically, more nerve damage happened then than from my BMX. I still have areas of numbness on the back of my left upper arm. Sometimes the area itches, and sometimes it throbs...yet I cannot feel when I scratch it. I think it all has to do with the nerve damage. I do not know if this happened in your case, but it is a possibility with mastectomy.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 25, 2020 09:40PM Flo80 wrote:

Hi Bac did your pain in non cancer breast go. I am experiencing same pain

Dx 6/13/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 5cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Apr 26, 2020 09:18AM wallycat wrote:

I'm 13 years out and I still occasionally get tingling or short "jabs" (I did a bmx and I've had this happen to both sides). I notice when I exercise more, it is more pronounced so I am assuming more blood flow which helps nerves regenerate. Just my theory.

Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012

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