• swollen breast

    Asked by jojosmom on Sunday, April 7, 2013

    swollen breast

    I had a lumpectomy on 10-18, finished chemo on 1-28 and am currently doing radiation, have 3 left. MY breast is swollen, very sore, What can I do for this? Its very red at incision site and under my breast. I had a fever last nite of 102.8 it is now 100.4

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    • CrazyHarry's Avatar

      I am no expert on breast cancer, but if you have a fever and redness, I would consult a physician ASAP. Maybe head to the ER.

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I'm with Harry on this one. Call your doc! That's what they're there for--I wouldn't hesitate to call. Good luck & keep us posted.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      OMG -I'm with Hairy. People with suppressed immune systems should always contact their dr if there temp is over 100 for more then an hour or two. When it climbs above 101, I was told to go straight to the ER

      over 3 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      call your oncologist....mine directed me to call him anytime my temp was 100+ degrees...plus he gave me an Rx for an antibiotic that I had to keep with me at all times.....

      over 3 years ago
    • jojosmom's Avatar

      I went to the ER. They kept me and did all kinds of tests. The lump on my recent mammogram was filled with a bacterial infection. I was told by my chemo & rad dr that this was my body filling in the space where the cancer was removed. I could feel it, it was about the size of a golf ball. So I guess they were wrong. So had surgery to remove the pus and infection, have 3 drain tubes in til
      next week. Very sore and painful.

      over 3 years ago

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