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May 16, 2009 06:07PM
Well, I don't think anybody here can tell you for sure whether or not its something you should be concerned about. But I still get some 'zinging' or itchy or strange sensations at the site of a mole I had removed several decades ago, like the sensations I have at my small breast incision site.
I don't know hardly anything about melanoma, but you may want to get it checked out. It may be scar tissue. Breast cancer usually presents as a painless lump, but if you ask everybody here, people have all sorts of symptoms - breast cancer doesn't read books.
Its probably nothing, but since you already have a cancer history, it may be good to get checked out.
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12/8/2005, LCIS, Stage 0, ER+/PR-
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May 16, 2009 06:58PM
I've had what sounds like similar symptoms - I had a mastectomy for stage 1 breast cancer a year and a half ago and only 2 lymph nodes were removed for a sentinal biopsy. Back in the fall I was having sensations in that area fairly often throughout the day - not sharp pains or anything just tugs or pulls - it's hard to describe. I wouldn't have worried about it at all had it not been that side, but it honestly felt a little puffy in areas too. I went to my oncologist and she rushed me down for a chest x-ray and sonogram and they turned out clear, and she said it was minor lymphedema. Even though I just had the 2 lymph nodes out. I had been lifting some heavy boxes of brochures at work a few weeks prior to that. It got better but from time to time I still have some very minor sensations but I avoided lifting things with that arm, that's what my oncologist told me to do. I'd definitely get anything suspicious checked out. Take Care
9/2007, IDC, Stage I, 0/2 nodes, ER+, HER2-