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Discomfort under both arms


Re: Discomfort under both arms


Hi Di.R


Thanks for posting.


It’s not possible to say what may be causing the discomfort you’ve noticed in the last week or to know if it anything to do with your treatment. However, it’s natural for you to wonder about this. 


If a new symptom persists for more than a few weeks it’s a good idea to get it checked.   You can contact your hospital team who can arrange to see and assess you if necessary or offer advice if appropriate.   If you have a breast care nurse she may be able to help with this or may suggest that you see your GP.

Here at Breast Cancer Care we offer a range of free supportive services that you might be interested in. This includes face to face support at a number of locations throughout the country. For more details about all of these services, please see the information on the link.


Our mobile app BECCA also provides day-to-day strategies, hints and tips to help you move forward. The easy-to-use cards give you bite-size information on everything from managing menopausal symptoms to strategies for coping with anxiety. And you can read blogs from people like you who are adjusting to life beyond breast cancer treatment.


Do call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000.


Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.  


Best wishes




Breast Cancer Care Nurse


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Discomfort under both arms

Hi I had a lumpectomy with some lymph node removal in August last year. I had one infected lymph but declined chemo, I finished radiotherapy end of November & apart from problems with joint pain from the hormone tablets I’ve been fine. I have a spot of pain in my back  from radiotherapy However last week I started with a discomfort under my arm which is now under both arms, any ideas?