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Posted on: Jun 24, 2018 01:46PM

vampeyes wrote:

Anyone still have pain in the treated breast months later? Not sure if it's scar tissue causing the pain as it's the whole breast. Finished radiation February 28th. Mentioned pain to the nurses before I seen my MO, but they didn't seem to concerned.

Diagnosed at 41. Oncotype 21 Dx 9/20/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 11/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 25, 2018 07:53AM BrendaMStern wrote:

Hi

I've developed breast pain over the last week, in my whole affected breast. I'm not sure if it's because I've been doing mostly upper body and abdomen and leg toning exercises for the last while. I couldn't do cardio due to an incessant cold and flu.

When I feel my breast the scar tissue is very sore, so I'm not sure if it is just being stretched.

I'm going to see my breast surgeon this week for it. It's causing me massive worry.

I finished 6 months of chemo and then 6 1/2 weeks of daily radiation on 1 December 2017.

I'll let you know x

Dx 1/11/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 2/6/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap, Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction Chemotherapy 3/21/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jun 25, 2018 08:37AM vampeyes wrote:

Thanks Brenda for the response. I don't see my surgeon till September.

Diagnosed at 41. Oncotype 21 Dx 9/20/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 11/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 20, 2018 04:00PM Mandy112725 wrote:

yes! I finished my radiation treatments May 9th. By June 1st I felt great, back to my normal self. Now 2 months post treatment my breast is sore and tender. The whole breast.

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Jul 20, 2018 04:45PM - edited Jul 20, 2018 04:45PM by MeToo14

I'm three years out from active treatment and I still have pain. It's a weird mix of pain and numbness. The incision and large amount of scar tissue has never stopped being painful. Sometimes it hurts worse then others because of activity or lymphoedema. All my doctors say it's normal and probably not going to go away. I've learned to live with it it doesn't really bother me too much. I hope the pain goes away for you.

35 when diagnosed. I had isolated tumor cells in my nodes and was told I am considered node negative, I do not. Dx 7/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/14/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/25/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/26/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/2/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Radiation Therapy 4/27/2015 Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2015 Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jul 21, 2018 03:54AM vampeyes wrote:

Lately I have been using a blend of essential oils on it for pain and one for scar tissue, the pain one seems to help a bit, but like you MeToo it seems worse on some days. Funny to be walking around stores not even realizing I am rubbing my boob. haha

Diagnosed at 41. Oncotype 21 Dx 9/20/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 11/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 21, 2018 06:59PM Jennitti2 wrote:

Hi there!! Lumpectomy and lymphnoid biopsy in August of 2017. 5 weeks radiation. Started Tamoxifen in Jan 2018. Just had mammogram and all clear. Now experiencing pain here and there in underarms and breasts. Could it be from the Tamoxifen? Hormone levels changing

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Aug 22, 2018 03:51AM vampeyes wrote:

Hey Jen, could it be cording? Stretching helps me out.

Diagnosed at 41. Oncotype 21 Dx 9/20/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 11/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 22, 2018 05:07AM Paco wrote:

Yes, I can relate to this. I had a lumpectomy with no lymph node dissection and submitted to 20 radiation treatments. I felt pretty good after the radiation, save for superficial skin issues. But, in the last month of so, I feel pain at the site of the surgery, deep in my breast. This is new. I usually feel it more while exercising (doing push ups or chest press) but oddly, I never stopped exercising throughout any of my treatment so I don't understand why now and not before.... I did read that Tamoxifen can cause "tumor pain". Hmmm. Not sure if that applies to tumor site pain too.

Dx @ 48 Dx 12/28/2017, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 3/27/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 23, 2018 09:50AM JoE777 wrote:

There may be nerve regeration pain. Those little dudes take a lickin'. Happy

Dx 2/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/7/2018 Femara (letrozole) Dx 2/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy Other Radiation Therapy External: Bone Targeted Therapy Kisqali
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Aug 30, 2018 06:31PM AdiAri_2018 wrote:

I'm going through chemotherapy and during the first round , AC plus going through my second round , Taxol. I'm getting breast pain, like a squeeze inside the breast. I mentioned to oncologist and he said, chemo is working.

Is that the response anyone on this forum getting? Im not convinced.

Adi


Dx 5/11/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 5/23/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 1/15/2019 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Aug 30, 2018 07:02PM gigibee wrote:

much of the same here; whole breast pain and tightness , finished rads end of January. Never sure if this is “normal”

Dx 8/31/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 12/11/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 31, 2018 04:03AM vampeyes wrote:

Adi - I would post this on the chemo board or maybe the Taxol board see what others have to say. This board is pretty quiet and you may not get an answer. xxx

Gigibee - try stretching - it helped with my tightness, the pain has definitely lessened only happening occasionally and I am thinking it's nerve pain.

Diagnosed at 41. Oncotype 21 Dx 9/20/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 11/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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