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Forum: Not Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastases but Concerned —

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Posted on: Nov 21, 2019 08:48PM

bcancer44 wrote:

My Bc was in 2015 and 16. I've never had any issues with my armpit. I had a dbl mastectomy with reconstruction. The last few months I've had a lot of itching and pain in my armpit. along with pain on the inside of my arm and outside of chest where like my arm would rub. my sternum has been bothering me and just started having pain on my non cancerous side and pit. I'm concerned! scared! I've changed nothing (soap,deodorant ect) not sure to see a Dr and when? I have an appt. in Jan with oncologist do I wait or see someone sooner? and if so who general Dr BC surgeon or oncology so confused!!

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Nov 21, 2019 10:51PM MinusTwo wrote:

Conventional wisdom is that if a pain lasts longer than 2 weeks, see a doc. You don't show your history so we have no idea what docs you might already know or what treatment you might have had.

My first choice is always my GYN simply because she's intelligent & perceptive and knows me. Second would be an oncologist. Surgeon's cut - that's what they're trained for. You need a diagnostician. But again, you may have a stellar relationship with a BS.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Nov 22, 2019 08:26AM Spookiesmom wrote:

In January this year, I started with itching and pain in armpit on the non cancer side. I’d had bmx 7 years earlier no recon. Mentioned it to MO, he poked around, ordered pet/ct.

I lit up with 7 positive nodes.

Get into your MO. I’m now considered stage IV on ibrance and letrozole.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 22, 2019 09:48AM KBeee wrote:

Definitely get it checked. I would call MO. Keep us posted.

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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Nov 22, 2019 06:53PM wallycat wrote:

I've had itching that comes and goes. I haven't had pain though. I'm suspecting (and hope I'm not wrong) that nerves continue to regenerate and itching = healing. Not always the case, but so far, mine has not lasted for weeks. Do let us know how things go for you.

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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