Mar 31, 2006 - 3:24 pm
My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage 2 estrogen negative) in August 2005. She had lumpectomy Right breast with one lymph node removed (negative) followed by chemo and radiation. Nine weeks ago she finished her A/C and Taxotere. She has been doing radiation and only has 8 treatments left. SHe has developed extreme right arm pain and swelling in both of her hands. It is on the side that is being radiated. She has said that the pain is worse than Neulasta/Neupogen pain. They did X ray and called her today saying that they want to get an MRI. Of course we are trying to stay positive, but this is so hard. We have realized that when she was first diagnosed we got to know all there was to know about breast cancer, chemo, and everything. We have kind of gone into radiation blind. Has anyone had this happen to them? Any info will help.