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Reconstruction - feelings in my breast

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Re: Reconstruction - feelings in my breast

Hi TJeph

Thanks for posting.

Its difficult to say what may be causing the sensations and short bursts of mild pain you’ve had in the last couple of months or if your previous diagnosis and reconstruction in 2009 is a factor.

It’s possible that some breast tissue can remain after a mastectomy  so we would always encourage people to report any new symptoms that they notice in that area. You can make an appointment with your GP to get this checked.  Due to the pandemic your GP may initially offer a telephone appointment to assess your situation and then decide if any further checks may be helpful.

Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.

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Best wishes

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Reconstruction - feelings in my breast

Hi

I had a reconstruction in 2009 taking my tummy to replace a double mastectomy. In the last couple of months I have been having 'sensations' and short burst of mild pain in my left breast, in the location of where my original breast cancer lump was growing (right under the nipple).

As I understand it I have no breast tissue left and wondering if this is anything to worry about or following for more investigation?

Thanks

TJ