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Pain: Has anyone else experienced this?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Oct 7, 2023 | Replies (11)

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@gldilli

I had left breast lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy in December 2021 and a month of radiation ending 1 March 2022. Before the end of 2022 I developed pain in my left shoulder usually when I lift my arm above a level. It’s not always there but feels like a stab of arthritis when it happens. The surgeon’s office doesn’t believe that it’s related to the surgery or radiation but I don’t know how they can know that especially given then pain down the back of my arm after the lymph node biopsy.

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@gldilli

Where are they leaving you with this situation? It is upsetting that they are saying that it is not from the surgery or radiation. Then who do you see and what do you do? Are they trying to absolve themselves but not help you?
Surgery can cause muscle or nerve damage and radiation can cause fibrosis which can lead to breast or armpit lymphedemea.....

My lumpectomy was Nov. 2022. Pain since surgery in center of armpit...Dull pain which happens with sports bras pressing or bras pressing. Also, hurts if bra hits 2PM area where turmor was. Told by radiologist in August that I have breast lymphedemea.
Slow journey to get help as so far have had evaluation by Pt lymphedemea expert as am awaiting seeing her again mid Oct. Am seeing NP at breast surgeon's office next week as I want to know what this is too.