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Gloria09
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Out of no where the breast will be itchy then go away. I had no pain after the lumpectomy, minor throbbing once in a while ... but no pain. I was totally amazed. Anyway, now it's bruising a little and becoming very sensitive. The itching sentsation isn't in one main place it seems to be all over the breast. Hopefully that means it is healing!

survivorbc09
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I am sure it is just the healing process Gloria. You just had surgery. Praying that you heal quickly! Merry Christmas.

HUGS

roseann4
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I had my lumpectomy in March and I still have itching out of nowhere. I had it today and it just went away. My poor breast has been through a lot and I think it just wants to let me know it's still there. LOL. I wouldn't worry about it.

Roseann

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Gloria09
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Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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carkris
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I wonder if anything has to do withthe nerves regenerating, or irritation.

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Gloria09
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H m m m m ... could be

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HillBillyNana
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I am glad to see your question about the itching. I had surgery 6 years ago. Now the nipple of the breast that had the lump removed is itching like crazy. I had my yearly mammogram Monday and asked the technician about it. She made a note but seemed to be unconcerned. Said maybe it is a nerve ending there at the skin. I am not too worried but it bothersome. I put cortisone cream on it today but it is still itchy. I may call the cancer doctor and ask about it in a day or so. It is winter time and my skin is dry and itchy in other areas too. Maybe I am just paranoid about that breast. Anyway, thanks for putting the question up.

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Gloria09
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You're welcome! I've noticed it helps to wear a camisole (spelling).

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padee6339
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Me too - I had my lumpectomy 10/13/08 and just recently the breast started itching. When I went for my last visit to my oncologist - she said that it takes a long time to heal, all the nerves are reconnecting and sometimes it takes a while to start itching (a year???) but not to worry about it. Only problem I have with it is that it can be a little embarassing when I'm with other people.
Pat

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Gloria09
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I know what you mean ... have to be discrete when itching in public.

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