Butterfly902's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 69, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I had an lumpectomy on 4-17-13 for IDC and 4 lymph nodes removed (sentinel lymph node biopsy). All lymph nodes were free of cancer. On 4-29-13, I had my post-op exam and complained of intense swelling above incision. My surgeon did drain the area to provide relief; however, the swelling is still providing discomfort. I have tried to elevate the affected arm with a pillow. Should ice be applied since the surgery was over two (2) weeks ago?

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree