It’s not uncommon to notice new symptoms in other parts of your body when you are diagnosed with breast cancer, and wonder what may be the cause.
It’s not possible for us to say what may be causing the pain in your left calf, but from what you describe it sounds quite severe. There could be many reasons why this has developed but a possible cause could be a blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which can happen more often in people with breast cancer. If you haven’t done so already it is important for you to contact your treatment team, GP or local A&E straight away, so they can assess your symptoms.
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.
The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).
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.
I got diagnosed with breast cancer in left breast. Before I found lump i had pain in my left arm i thought i hurt it lifting heavy basket at work. But now i have pain in my left leg in calf i can hardly walk on it when i get up been putting deep heat on it which helps a bit . Is this just a coincidence or would it be connected I'm due to start chemo at end of this week.