• Does a breast on which a lumpectomy was performed continue to be painful after 25 radiation treatments 2 years post treatment?

    Asked by bella3cadie on Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Does a breast on which a lumpectomy was performed continue to be painful after 25 radiation treatments 2 years post treatment?

    My radiated breast continues to be painful while I'm sleeping. Should I be concerned?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      My lumpectomy site can still be a little tender sometimes - and I'm eight years out.

      about 1 year ago
    • cak61's Avatar
      cak61

      Same here, nine years out and tender if rubbed or bumped. Still have hardness there.
      I had an ache and those little zings for several years.
      New normal.

      about 1 year ago
    • junie1's Avatar
      junie1

      be sure to ask these questions to your doctors. Letting the doctors know what's going on,, will help them with your journey.

      about 1 year ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I notice some pain if I have done a lot of housework or have been holding my granddaughter a lot. My new normal.

      about 1 year ago
    • lujos' Avatar
      lujos

      I’m 4 years out, and yes! Chest also throbs sometimes around the collarbone, where I had radiation.

      about 1 year ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      3 years out, I still get "zaps" from nerves reconnecting, seroma continuing to resorb, & scar tissue breaking up--especially when my cats insist on "kneading" that side of my chest (always THAT breast) when I am lying down. Normal!

      about 1 year ago
    • Teachergirl's Avatar
      Teachergirl

      5 years out and still getting pain and sometimes burning sensation. Best wishes!

      about 1 year ago

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