Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
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Fri Jan 03, 2014 07:13 PM
Some 8 years after a lumpectomy, I still experience soreness in the breast after exercising strenuously or after my mammogram. I've been told this is due primarily to radiation's effect on the tissue and resulting surgery scar tissue. Neither the surgeon or my oncologist mentioned this common continuing issue, causing me needless concern until I questioned it. Both professions need to be more proactive in making patients aware of these types of issues. It would lower anxiety levels for post-surgery patients when we experience them.
Fri Jan 03, 2014 08:22 PM
My lumpectomy was almost 5 years ago and I also still have pain, but more in the area where the lumphnodes were removed. I've been told that this is common by my oncologist.
Sat Jan 04, 2014 02:16 AM
Sat Jan 04, 2014 09:05 PM
I feel like I was tortured and left to die. The endless pain of surgeries/Biopsies/Chemo/Radiation. Never does the pain go away. Worse yet. NO one cares!! There has to be a way to regain Quality of life! It doesn't help since TNBC I have Zero income! I just want quality of life back, pain to let up, so I can be normal work, earn a living & feel human once more! Not walking dead.
Sun Jan 05, 2014 04:06 AM
I had a double mastectomy in March 2008. I still have terrible pain in my right breast where the cancer was. I am never out of pain, and it feels like I am being stabbed and the knife is being being twisted in my chest. It is nice to know it is not just me. No doctors have an answer to the pain. I am afraid to be cut again. God Bless all cancer survivors.
Thu Jan 09, 2014 09:33 PM
Fri Jan 10, 2014 02:15 AM
I am 77 yrs. old and had a lumpectomy 6 wks. ago. I have had no pain. In 2 wks. I will have a double mastectomy. I don't look forward to it, but I also do not fear it. I do not want pain and also no pain medication. It is my choice to control my pain with meditation. I've used meditation for pain before and it always worked.
Mon Jan 20, 2014 07:46 AM
Maybe this is true but now that I think there will be no problem as there are many medical advances to combat breast cancer or any other cancer. For example hormonal cancer therapy which focus on specific cancer cell characteristics such as proteins that encourage or enable cancer cells to proliferate. This therapy cause less damage to overall cellular structures than chemotherapy and enhance production of antibodies produced by the immune system. This is used to my sister when she had her breast cancer treatment done in Hyderabad, India (BIACH & RI)and it was a successful one. It was almost a year and she doesn't feel any Pain.
Thu Feb 06, 2014 05:22 PM
Sat Jun 21, 2014 03:47 AM
It will be 2yrs Aug since my double mastectomy and 1yr Aug for finale reconstruction. I still have shooting pain in breast more on left. Along with horrible scars and red marks from the fat transferr. Does it ever go away? Is there anything to help? Glad to have the cancer cells gone but miss my body......
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