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I had a partial mastectomy, 16 rads. How long will the slight tenderness/soreness last. It is much improved but annoying.

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  • Erin Timlin Profile
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    I had a mastectomy in May and will be finished in a week with 28 rads. I still have "sore skin" especially in the area under my armpit where I lost 14 nodes. My doctor told me that nerves are severed and that can't be avoided so feeling sometimes comes back in a spotty way. That's how my soreness/tenderness is manifesting, in a kind of itchy numb way. Like you said, mostly annoying and only when I really think about it. As more feeling returns I feel itchy at times but scratching just reminds me of the numbness. All of my docs told me it may never be 100% but I'm cancer free so I'll take it!
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    Use a healing balm. Keep it covered w gauze so it doesn't ruin your clothes. Or you can apply it lightly when your out an about then GLOB it on before bed and wear some old T-shirts so I won't get in the bed.
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
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    I had the same thing and finished rads in may. Still sore and tender and tired. I had second degree burns on the outside and the way it feels must have been inside too! I am now on tamoxifen and the hot flashes are terrible...but I am alive so it was worth it all.
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      Thanx Kaye, been following you. I finished rads June 4. It seemed when swelling started to leave, I began to notice soreness. Guess it is inside too. Trying not to whine since so many girls have it worse than me. I can be a little, well a lot,...

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      Thanx Kaye, been following you. I finished rads June 4. It seemed when swelling started to leave, I began to notice soreness. Guess it is inside too. Trying not to whine since so many girls have it worse than me. I can be a little, well a lot, Obsessive-compulsive. :-) hope your much improved. Jo

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    • Jk Joyce Profile
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      I have a really hard area next to my nipple that they say is scar tissue. I am still to sore to get a mammogram. I hope they do a MRI soon or something just for my peace of mind. I have so much other stuff going on in my life that I forget about...

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      I have a really hard area next to my nipple that they say is scar tissue. I am still to sore to get a mammogram. I hope they do a MRI soon or something just for my peace of mind. I have so much other stuff going on in my life that I forget about me sometimes. My father in law had a major stroke and had to put him in a nursing center. It's been tough all year.

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