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An_248183 posted:
I had breast cancer surgery on right side just below my breast 2.2 cm part since 2001. It also removed 21 nodes my armpit to protect cancer spread as it caught on a time. Yes, I took tamoxifen pills for 5 years to made me hotflashes then took another pills letrozole "femera" for 5 years. I have not take any pills almost one year this coming Dec. Yes, I am still have hot flash that is normal only my head. I advise you who you have lymphoma so it is wise for you to wear arm compression that I use it most everyday except not summer just watch my arm. I had swollen once a time and really very bad pain. I cant cook, bathe, dress up, to do anything for 12 days that my husband do everything for me. If you go on the plane and please use arm compression. As long as you know that you did not allow to go sauna, hot whirl pool, play tennis or pong ping because of arm lymphoma. I never know that I went sauna, whirl pool about 4 times till learn about it then I just hop in the whirl pool last summer for a short to avoid my armpit in the whirl pool. I do still learn daily. It is best way for you to call physiotherapy any question if you have lymphoma to make sure to not use anything. I am not carry heavy anything. Yes, it does still pain my armpit and breast area once in awhile. I had thru chemotherapy and radiation.
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