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    Pain in the breast after one year of the surgery?
    SOGNY posted:
    Hi, I had a lumpectomy last year in two sites of my right breast did the sentinel biopsy , result negative and clear margins surgery. I was recommended radiation therapy but I couldn't get my self to do it. My cancer was stage 0, ductalcarcinoma in situ, high grade. Now it has been 18 months after the surgery and I have been having some pain on my right breast around the area treated , stays and go, some days are more unconfortable. Does anyone have experienced pain in the surgery site often after the surgery?
    Is it normal? I have to go for mamo follow up and I am really affraid what the resultad will be?
    sadblossom responded:
    Hello, I had my breast surgeries/3 of them, last year as well. I did have radiation and had lumpectomy and 2 more surgeries to get to clear margins, had 8 nodes removed, 2 were positive. I had grade 2 stage 2, 2cm tumor..................and............YES, I still have pain in the surgery site from time to time. I have all along. According to my doctors that is normal for a good while, possibly for 2 years or more. The breast is a tender area and can have damaged nerves/tissue that cause 'after-pains' for a good length of time. Could even be scar tissue in such a sensitive place. Please get back with us tho and let us know what you find out.
    Best of luck, stay positive.
    ksrose responded:
    I had surgery (lumpectomy) 6 months ago. With a sentinal node biopsy. Then I had 34 treatments of radiation. I now have a severe lymph infection. My breast has been very painful and I have reported the pain to my surgeon as well as my oncologist. They said it is pretty typical and should start to subside after about a year. Ksrose
    kiwiallright replied to ksrose's response:
    I had pain inside the breast that occurred when I lifted something - or was straining and if I turned the wrong way I had this pain shoot through my breast - last year had the breasts removed and the pain has started again and I think that it has something to do with radiaiting the chest wall muscle as that is where the pain seems to be coming from and all the tissue is gone, I have gone to an occupational therapist who is schooled in BC therapy where she has massaged the muscle to loosen it up somewhat.
    kiwiallright responded:

    I am like you and worry about when I am off to take tests - I always try to be positive but overcoming our fears of cancer returning is not an easy thing to do but I just tried to look on the positive and think if we get it early my chances are better than if it has spread everywhere else. I have a friend who I am pretty sure has BC, will not see about it, also fear can be conquered - we have to look at life from the prospective of this - if we are in a car accident do we never drive again because of the fear that we will get in another accident - I say No --

    Also your pain could be scar tissue - massage it to help loosen up the scar tissue - it hurts less the more you rub or massage it.

    Good luck with your mammogram

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