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Re: Painful neck and shoulders

Hello Serenity18


Thanks for posting.


It can take many months for the tissue to settle and heal after surgery. It might well be that the fact the scar is adhering to the chest wall is causing your neck and shoulder symptoms.


I wonder if you have spoken to your surgeon about this. If not then do let them know. Perhaps you have a breast care nurse you can talk to. In the meantime it might help to have some simple pain relief.


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Best wishes




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Re: Painful neck and shoulders

Hi Serenity18


Thanks for posting your question.


We hope to be able to respond to you tomorrow.


In the meantime our Helpline is open until 4pm today if you would like to talk things through. 


If you do phone our Helpline please let us know that you have asked a question on our forum so that we know your query has been answered. Thank you


With best wishes.




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Painful neck and shoulders

It is 7 months  since lumpectomy and 5 since radiotherapy. Surgeon has said my scar appears to be adhered to my chest wall and May have to be reopened. However for past 2 months I have suffered with headaches coming from I think very sore neck and shoulders . I am not taking any cancer meds at moment. Could my surgery be causing problems.