I am 58. My breast hurt all the time....

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I am 58. My breast hurt all the time....

by MCatherine on Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:00 AM

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Bon jour!

Someone told me the if you have breast cancer, your breast do not hurt.  I was told that having a few tender areas in not a big deal.

We need each other.  I am not sure who to ask because I have had enough mamograms to find something by now.  I do not take any hormones....

One question:  Is breast cance a silent pain, or can your breast feel sore to the touch in certain areas?

Thanking you in advance,

MaryCatherine

 

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by Kittycath on Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:00 AM

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I am 57--diagnosed with estro receptive breast cancer in July 04--lumpectomy & radiation (No chemo)--have been on tamoxifen since--tried aromasin for 4 months: horrible.  I read all the time about breast cancer.  I do know I have read the following often: a breast that is tender and sore usually has a cyst in that area.  Did my breast have any tenderness, soreness when diagnosed with Br. C?? Absolutely not.  I was dumbfounded when my Dr. of over 20 yrs. was doing my yearly pap, checking me out, and said, "Have you ever felt this?"  Even when she put my fingers there I STILL could not feel it.  Yes, my breast cancer was totally silent.

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by Sewwonderfulwoman on Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 10/15/2007 MCatherine wrote:

Bon jour!

Someone told me the if you have breast cancer, your breast do not hurt.  I was told that having a few tender areas in not a big deal.

We need each other.  I am not sure who to ask because I have had enough mamograms to find something by now.  I do not take any hormones....

One question:  Is breast cance a silent pain, or can your breast feel sore to the touch in certain areas?

Thanking you in advance,

MaryCatherine

 


Breast cancer is NOT always silent.  I woke up with a sore breast and an inverted nipple.  I was diagnosed with Stage 3A invasive lobular carcinoma last year.  I had 16 positive lymph nodes.  I also had regular mammmos but dense breasts (no one ever told me that mammos aren't very good at seeing cancer in dense breasts).  I am a survivor of 1 1/2 yrs and intend to live to a ripe old age (I'm 54).  A friend of mine also had pain and ended up with a bilateral mastectomy in her early 40's.

 My advice, if you have dense breasts (and your mammo report would mention that), is to have an ultrasound done.  Then you can have piece of mind.  Your pain could be cysts, which your dr. should be able to tell you and should also have some recommendations on dealing with them.  There may be dietary suggestions that would help.  Please make an appointment with your gynecologist soon!

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by gramdma55 on Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:00 AM

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I was just diagnosed with bc. It is in early stage as only 7 millimeters. I have had numerous mamos ultra sound and a MRI and then needle biopsy and core biopsy which confirmed it. I have no estrogen or progestrone receptors. I am scheduled for a lumpectomy the 15th of Nov and then radiology. In response to your question of pain. I had 3 benign cysts removed and never knew they were there. This time I was getting small pains in the nipple. Now after all the tests, I feel it all the time. Hope this answers your question. Good luck

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by Myfriendhope on Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:00 AM

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My sister always had negative mamo's. She said for a long time she felt a "tugging" sensation in L breast. Sure enough, she had stage 4 when the small node was found, in the same exact area. Hope that helps. PS- she is 5 1/2 yrs CA free now.
Hope
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