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Topic: Pain 4 months after lumpectomy

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2011 09:38AM

kita wrote:

It's been about 4 months since my lumpectomy. I had 2 cm tumor removed and another surgery to clear the margins 4 days later when the tumor was found to be cancerous. I didn't think the pain was very bad after surgery, but it never completely went away. I started taxol treatments a week after surgery so I understand that the healing process would take longer. However, it's been 4 months since surgery and I still have pain at the surgery site. I have fluid build up and bruised scar tissue that came up on the ultrasound and MRI I had done a couple months ago. Just recently the pain seems to be getting stronger although the surgery site still feels the same as it did a few months ago. Has anyone else had lingering pain and soreness this long after lumpectomy? I'm so tires of sleeping in certain positions and adjusting my bras which rub right o n the site.

"... I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”--- Nelson Mandela Dx 10/15/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/20/2010 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Gemzar (gemcitabine), Ixempra (ixabepilone), Navelbine (vinorelbine), Taxol (paclitaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Surgery 6/3/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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