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Topic: New breast pain 3 years after surgery

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Posted on: Sep 6, 2019 10:40PM - edited Sep 6, 2019 10:45PM by crisw

crisw wrote:

I had a lumpectomy and breast reduction three years ago. For the past 2 days, I've had occasional shooting pains in the same area of my operated breast. This has not occurred before.

I just saw my oncologist (right before this started, as a matter of fact) and he found nothing abnormal.


All the research I've done shows that this is probably nothing serious, but of course I'm worried. If it doesn't go away by Monday, I'll call my oncologist, but in the meantime, has anyone experienced a new pain like this so long after surgery?

Dx 12/24/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 1/11/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/11/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/6/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2016 Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 7, 2019 07:03AM trinigirl50 wrote:

yes. I am nearly 4 years past surgery. I get new strange pains quite often. Usually it has to do with gas. Strange place to feel it in the breast but that's where I get gas pains. (Well I call them gas pains, that's my personal diagnosis).

trinigirl50 Dx 3/7/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/14/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 15, 2019 10:30AM Starryeyes wrote:

New breast pain just now 6 mos past surgery. Next month I see my surgeon 6 mos. last visit so will ask. I've read in this forum that new pain can start months or years after surgery, perhaps nerve related. Fun, huh?

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Oct 15, 2019 07:23PM santabarbarian wrote:

My MO said any new pain/ symptom that persists 2 weeks should be reported.

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 15, 2019 10:56PM crisw wrote:

Just as a followup, I had a mammogram and nothing was found- the pain went away after a week or two more. Whew!

Dx 12/24/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 1/11/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/11/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/6/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2016 Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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