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Melba
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Re: funny areola

thats good jackdp xx

jackdp
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Re: funny areola

my check up went fine and the surgeon said everything i was experiencing was because of the radiation.
She put my mind at rest a bit
jackie
x

angilbert
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Re: funny areola

Many of the symptoms you have could be lymphodemea related - it can affect the whole area, not just the arm. I have experienced some of these, but mild, with no pain. I also got an infection at one point, that created the redness you talk of - which for me seemed to match the exact outline of my radiotherapy. I too had antibiotics for this. I am a 38E cup, and had a lumpectomy and a full ANC (in 2005) so expected the lymphatics to be screwed up a bit. Most of the symptoms have sorted themselves out given time, but its been a slow process. Hope your check-up went well.

jackdp
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funny areola

Hi
Had idc in feb last year 3.4cm grade 2, stage 2.
Had lumpectomy, chemo, rads etc finished all that on xmas eve.
Went onto tamox in Oct.
Developed a pulmonary embolism in April and am now on warfarin.
Stopped tamox.
Then had what the dic thought was a breast infection given antibiotics which cooled the redness but i felt it didnt go completeely altough my doc did so believed him.
That was about 31/2 weeks ago.
Since then i have an enlarged areola which goes really wrinkly when erect ,pain anything from stabbing to aching which ive had on and off for a few months. Armpit feels strange as does my neck. All this comes and goes except the areola which is funny all the time.
I am seeing breast clinic on weds about tamox and results of my follow up mammo.
Am worried cancer is back.
Anyone else in a similar situation.
Thanks
jackie
xx