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Does anyone else have really hard places in the breast after a lumpectomy and radiation?

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Survivant depuis 2012 plus de 7 ans
 
  • K G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Around my lumpectomy incision is still pretty hard. My breast is still swollen and it hurts to lift my arm above my head sometimes. Although annoying, they are consequences of me now being cancer free-so I will put up with them. It ia kinda scary though huh
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    • Jk Joyce Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I have had this hard area beside my nipple since my first surgery and the dr said it was fluid but it has not gone away. I am sooo sore and I am hoping all of this goes away after I finish radiation. Good luck to you all!

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  • P C Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 0 Patient
    Hi. Yes, I have hard tissue that appeared after surgery/zero as/radiation. My oncologist said it is normal to have hard tissue. They tell me it is scar tissue. I had my first follow up mammogram and they had to magnify the digital pictures and the did a tighter compression to make sure nothing was brewing. The radiologist told me they found nothing new, so it was only scar tissue. P
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  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had a lumpectomy, one year ago today, and radiation. I don't have any hard places but I don't know if that is normal. I would check with your doctor to see what is normal for you.
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    yes, I had a hard swollen area from where the fluid went. it was very painful and hard to wear normal bras. in fact, it's been since Oct. and still have some minor pain. normal bras still arent great. it's annoying, but I'm cancer free, so I guess it's worth it!! Hopefully the discomfort subsides soon! I think my discomfort is probably related to radiation too (finished in Jan)
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Yes!!!! In about a month I'm having a DIEP flap and a mastectomy. I never thought I would be looking forward to a mastectomy
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Thanks!
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  • tara mollick Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, I had one for awhile after. It has gone down after time :)
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes I have hard places - I was opened up 3 times for the lumpectomy. It is normal it is scar tissue that has formed. There are ways to try and break it up. You may ask your dr for a physical therapist that can help. I'm a nurse and have been trying to break mine down as well.
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes I have hard places - I was opened up 3 times for the lumpectomy. It is normal it is scar tissue that has formed. There are ways to try and break it up. You may ask your dr for a physical therapist that can help. I'm a nurse and have been trying to break mine down as well.
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