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Itchy breast and armpit


Re: Itchy breast and armpit

I am suffering this also coming up to two years post op! Could the healing be still going on? It drives me mad too you just want to forget about your body occasionally but i have had massive itching. I use a lot of creams and have an oil called 'emotional strength'. It feels like the muscles are constantly pulling and my other arm died after a chemo injection did the vein in. What can we do? No one cares

Re: Itchy breast and armpit

My oncologist said the effects of radiotherapy on breast tissue can go on and make changes for years and years...I'm still actively flaking 10 months after radio and even through a layer of fabric the skin can't tolerate a prosthesis for long enough to wear through a working day...

Re: Itchy breast and armpit

I hope u get an answer mine itch like mad.

Re: Itchy breast and armpit

Hi. I had really itching like hot knives 18 months after surgery but it was under armpit and down by initial scar. Spoke to breast care nurse who advise was normal and can occur 6 to 2 years after the surgery. Hope this helps a little

Re: Itchy breast and armpit

Hi judyjay

Having the same problem, I am determined to discover what the cause is. I am three years and two and a half years post op and its driving me crazy. 

I will post if I get an answer (or solution).


Keep smiling

Qwertyju x




P.s Just been googling, Apparently could be circulation. Ice pack or massage seems to help other people. Exercise might be key.

🙂 x

Re: Itchy breast and armpit

Hi judyjade

Sorry I just read your note, just like to say I get it all the time but sorry cant help you as I dont know whyas well.  I could only think its the tissues.

Do let me know if you find out before me as I will ask my surgeon when I see him next.

Take careYil

Re: Itchy breast and armpit

Hi Judyjay,


I'm sorry you haven't had any replies to your post yet.  It might help to give our Helpline a call to talk this over.  The opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays.  The number is 0808 800 6000


Very best wishes



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Itchy breast and armpit

Two years post op and I have suddenly become very itchy around my scars. There is no reddening or swelling but it's driving me mad. Anyone else suffering?