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Painful breast 9 weeks post radiotherapy

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dollymixture
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Re: Painful breast 9 weeks post radiotherapy

I thought I'd recovered fully from radiotherapy however I started experiencing breast pain, redness and itching 6 weeks on from finishing.

I went to see my surgeon and Breast care nurse who checked me over and reassured me that it was due to the radiotherapy.   I would've preferred if they'd scanned me but he said it was too early post surgery (lumpectomy in July) but he would see me again in 3 months.  They did suggest I massage my breast regularly with an Aquaous cream and if required use an Ibuprofen gel.

I've started doing this 3 times a day alternating between the Aquaous cream and Ibuleve and the pain has subsided a great deal.

Nat1972
Member

Re: Painful breast 9 weeks post radiotherapy

Thanks Tili

I even rang The Christie's where I had the radiotherapy yesterday and they said the same.

There was no real reassurance that this is normal either.

Told me to give a couple of weeks on pain relief before getting in touch again .

 

Tili
Member

Re: Painful breast 9 weeks post radiotherapy

Hi Nat, so sorry to hear that you’re is so much discomfort, when your feeling so low to be told to just take pain relief is not good enough. Please call your breast care team ASAP or call the breast team on this forum they are so helpful and caring . Unfortunately I have had breast pain since March from radiotherapy, have been told it will get better (some days are more uncomfortable than other).

Wishing you well. Hugs Tili 

Nat1972
Member

Painful breast 9 weeks post radiotherapy

Hi.

I was wondering if anyone has experienced pain and tenderness in the breast 9 weeks after radiotherapy?

I thought I had finished with the discomfort after I had terrible desquamation 2 weeks after I stopped radiotherapy.

However a couple of weeks ago I started getting shooting pains and now my whole breast is so tender inside and painful.

Obvious paranoia sets in and I'm worried the cancer has returned.

Rang hospital yesterday and they just said to take pain relief.

Anyone out there help or experience the same?