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Re: Breast pain

Hi susan1962


Thanks for your post. It can be really frustrating to feel like someone is not listening to your concerns.


Breast pain is not considered to be a side effect of tamoxifen. However, both surgery and radiotherapy treatments alter the breast tissue, and many women report feeling some discomfort a number of months after finishing these treatments whilst the tissue continues to fully heal. 


Although common, it’s always worth getting breast changes like this checked out for peace of mind.  If you are still under the care of the hospital, you can contact your breast care nurse, who would be able to arrange for you to be seen if necessary. It’s possible you may still be asked to see your GP to be referred back to the clinic, but you can ask to see another GP if this was needed.


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Breast pain

Hi I had a lumpectomy a year December just gone, and finished radiotherapy in march last year, and I'm on tamoxifen but recently I have been getting really bad pains in my breast, is this  common, or should I be worried, I went to see a GP who was no help at all, and didn't seem interested in any thing I was saying.