Breast pain during radiation

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Avatar n tn I just had my first radiation treatment yesterday. lumpectomy was done July 6, reexicion for margians on July 27th and was reopened on August 17th due to an infection. the shooting pain in my breast finally went away 2 weeks ago and now after just one treatment of radiation I can feel the pain coming bacj and a tearing feeling under my arm. I am very concerned about how this will go. stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma tumor size 1.7 cm, clear margins no lymph node involvement. Any advise for me?
Avatar n tn I agree with you that this can be a very late radiation side effect especially if that is the exact area irradiated during your treatment for breast cancer. Pain resulting from radiation generally stems from some form of nerve injury during the radiation process, in conjunction with chemotherapy drugs that may also cause nerve injury. This can usually be treated with oral anti-pain medications as well as rehabilitation.
Avatar n tn Esophageal complications usually arise if the primary aim of the radiation is to cure something in the lungs, and less likely from breast or chest wall radiation. Abdominal pain, coming from organs like the stomach and intestines are very unlikely to be due to radiation in the chest area. However, I suggest that you still have this seen by your doctor so that this can be evaluated. Regards and God bless.
Avatar f tn In many cases oils are not recommended during radiation therapy. You should discuss this with your radiation therapy doctors to determine what creams may be acceptable to use during radiation therapy.
Avatar n tn Hi again, Daisy, I have one additional thought, of a more practical nature, to share with you. I read recently that there is a procedure, called osteoplasty, that can sometimes relieve the pain of metastatic bone disease.
Avatar n tn My sister-in-law had breast cancer 5 yrs. ago with the same lumpectomy, no lymph node involvement, radiation and oral chemo for five years. Very recently, she had a malignant brain tumor removed. She said her doctor had never ordered any type of CAT scan during the 5 yrs of followup. Another doctor told her that should have been done every 6 mos. or at least annually. I have to find another oncologist anyway because mine fired me for missing an appointment. Great doctor, huh?
Avatar f tn Hi guys I finish my breast radiation 3 weeks ago ,but my breast still hurt me so bad, I can touch my nipple,hurt me so bad. It's this normal ??? I have stabbing pain, sharp pain.
Avatar n tn I am not a doctor. I am a breast cancer survivor. Keep that in mind as you read this. Radiation kills errant cancer cells. Radiation can help in certain circumstances to zap bone cancers and give pain relief. Radiation also causes permanent damage to everything in it's path. Skin - after radiation there is no elasticity to skin. This is one of the reasons that expanders are not a good idea after radiation to the breast area. That skin will not stretch as it should and in fact could tear.
Avatar n tn I will be caring for my neighbor during her treatment for stage 3A breast cancer. She will be receiving chemotherapy for 6 to 8 months followed by radiation. Aside from taking her to her appointments, I need to get an idea of just how much attention my dear friend will require as a result of the chemo? Will she need someone to stay over night, for instance. Can I expect her to be very ill or is chemo less sickening these days? It just helps to be prepared. Thanks!
Avatar f tn That's interesting that you use a cream on your breast during radiation treatment. I was specifically and emphatically told NOT to use anything on it. When showing I have to use a mild, non scented soap and apply gently with my hand (not with a washcloth or poof) and to pat dry. They told me that if my skin on my breast starts to peel or gets itchy they may give specific recommendations of creams to use but that I am to do nothing on my own without permission from them first.
Avatar f tn That pain is gone now but in the last 4 weeks I have noticed I have developed breast pain in completely different areas of the breast than where the surgery was done. Wearing a bra tends to make it very tender but going without is not that painfree either. Is this normal?
Avatar n tn hi this is my mums condition thats why im unable to give you the names of the tablets the main cause is 4 weeks ago she started on hormone tablets for breast cancer ,this is her 1st week on radiotheraphy,at the end of the week she has started with servere pains in the groins of her legs and has been unable to get out of bed cause she cant walk and if she trys to stand up she says it feels like her insides are going to fall out.
Avatar n tn After completing radiation therapy for breast cancer 5 years ago, I developed severe radiation pneumonitis that required me to be on high dose prednisone for 6 months. It cleared up, although I am left with a scarred lung. Whenever I get a cold, that part of my lung aches. Just recently I had a severe upper respiratory inection, probably viral, and the scarred part of my lung is extremely painful. A chest xy showed only the old scar, no pneumonia.
1407223 tn?1281299493 I thought the worst part as far as pain is concerned was having to put my arms back during the Radiation sessions. The radiation is very brief and painless, but having to put your arms back may hurt. (especially the first time and also when they do a CT scan for the purpose of placing your exact and individual measurments )because it takes so much longer for those. The whole process is very doable and not a horrible thing to undergo.
Avatar m tn I had my normal fills and was ready for the actual silicone inplants when they discovered I had lung cancer. The breast surgery was put on hold. I had 18 weeks of chemo and 7 weeks of radiation twice a day. I had one tumor up high in my left lung and one lempth node was cancerous, so my chest was pretty well baked. During all this treatment I began having terrible pain in my chest. It has never gone away. I have had every test any Dr can think of.
Avatar m tn Are there other symptoms present like nipple discharge, dimpling of the skin, or changes in the size, shape, or feel of the breast or nipple? While hormone changes during menstruation may cause breast pain or tenderness, I recommend that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. I know it can be terrifying and overwhelming experience consulting a doctor, but your complete medical history, direct clinical evaluation and breast examination are important for proper diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Achy pain, sharp pain .. chest wall, under arm area, arm itself?? Describe pain in detail, if you can. Sorry to say, exercise, elevation, compression, and/or lymphatic massage is the best help. Do you know how to do the lymphatic massage? Do you have a sleeve and gauntlet? If not PLEASE have them send you to a physical therapist to learn the massage and get a sleeve for the arm.