Thanks for posting. It’s understandable you’re wanting some reassurance
Pain and discomfort following radiotherapy treatment is not unusual. And it’s also possible to have pulled a muscle without realising it.
If the pain continues to bother you or starts to effect exercising or movement do get in touch with your breast care nurse again.
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certainly discuss it with your nurse at your appointment, but I’ve had the same pain without radiotherapy after a lumpectomy and I’ve been told that it’s so common, it’s almost normal.
my consultant had recommended I try evening primrose oil; that does take a few weeks to kick in, though.
stay safe and well
I finished radiotherapy on 31/03/20 but the last week I’ve had what feels like a pulled muscle type of pain at the top of my breast and armpit , I had a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph’s removed in December but healed quickly with hardly any pain , I’ve been told some pain is normal , I have a phone consultation with a breast care nurse on 23rd of this month but just needed some reassurance.