12 years later horrible pain in arm pit

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12 years later horrible pain in arm pit

by Jterpen760 on Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:00 AM

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Had breast removed in 1982..Cancer came back in 1995 in the chest wall. had chemo and 36 treatments of radiation. Having terrible pain in armpit..like a thousand needles on fire..Doctor told me it is from radiation and will get worst..I quit work because of the pain Need answeres to this

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by Witchdoctor on Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:00 AM

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Having pain 12 years later is unusual after Radiation.  Did it start suddenly?  As a radiation oncologist I will tell you don't just accept the explanation it is "from Radiation" from another doctor.  See a radiation oncologist and undergo a workup.  If you had an ER/PR positive tumor it could be coming back even at this late stage.  Had one recur at 22 years before.  Put her back on Tamoxifen and she went into remission and passed due to other causes.  You at the very least need some tests and see a pain doctor if a correctable problem is not found.

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by Jterpen760 on Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 2/25/2007 Witchdoctor wrote:

Having pain 12 years later is unusual after Radiation.  Did it start suddenly?  As a radiation oncologist I will tell you don't just accept the explanation it is "from Radiation" from another doctor.  See a radiation oncologist and undergo a workup.  If you had an ER/PR positive tumor it could be coming back even at this late stage.  Had one recur at 22 years before.  Put her back on Tamoxifen and she went into remission and passed due to other causes.  You at the very least need some tests and see a pain doctor if a correctable problem is not found.

 

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by Jterpen760 on Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 6/1/2007 Jterpen760 wrote:

 

On 2/25/2007 Witchdoctor wrote:

Having pain 12 years later is unusual after Radiation.  Did it start suddenly?  As a radiation oncologist I will tell you don't just accept the explanation it is "from Radiation" from another doctor.  See a radiation oncologist and undergo a workup.  If you had an ER/PR positive tumor it could be coming back even at this late stage.  Had one recur at 22 years before.  Put her back on Tamoxifen and she went into remission and passed due to other causes.  You at the very least need some tests and see a pain doctor if a correctable problem is not found.

I found a sports Doctor and have been doing exsercise for a few months..everything was much better until I painted my bathroom. Horrible pain again...My Doctor said this from the scar tissue laying on my nerves. Is there laser surgery for this problem? Tylenol has been helping me so far. But can't live with this pain..


 

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