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dibear
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Hi all I'm new to this forum. I had a partial mastectomy on June 24th 2012. I finished radiation December 5th ,2012. I have a lot of pain and swelling still and redness. I was wondering if this is normal. can anyone give me info on this please.  thanks

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kmenurse
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Welcome To the best Pink Sisters Group I have found they are so wonderful and helpful here.. I am new here also...Have you spoke to your oncolagist about this... I haven't had raditation but I think the place to start is your Doctors.  I know there must be things they can do to ease your discomfort.... Please don't hesitate to ask any question here... I'll pray that god sends you a healing angel... God Bless.... Kathy

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SIROD
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Have you seen your radiation oncologist since December 5th?  I certainly would make an appointment to see him/her if you have not.

Once they gave the correct product to put on the area that was burned, in no time it was healed and no problems later.

Best,

Doris

 

dibear
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Thank you Doris for the advise. I have been to the radioligist oncolagist and he does agree that the breast is swollen and red he wants to give it a litlle while longer to see if it corrects itself I have the cream and I have been applying it regularly but it does nothing the breast is hot and painfull. Not sure what else to do.  Ready to give up.

Patti1967
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Just want to say welcome and don't give up:)  I hope you feel better soon!

Patti

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VickiSam
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ASAP - !   Walk, run, drive to your doctor's office.   Something does not seem right ...

 

Vicki Sam

Brooklynchele
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I had a lot of swelling, numness and pain after my partial.  Did yours begin after your partial or after radiation?  Either way, doesn't hurt to ask your doc (radiation onc if after radiation, breast surgeon if after surgery).  Mine was "normal" but took about 9 months for the swwelling to really go away.  Hang in there!

dibear
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Thanks everyone for your kind words I have an appointment on Wednesday with my oncologist. Can't wait to see what he says. Again thanks for your support.

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DebbyM
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I am glad you 've got an appt. to see your onco, but, you really need to see your rads oncologist about this too.  I was still swollen for awhile, I can't remember how long exactly and dark pink.  But, after a couple of weeks, the redness was gone.  And, the rest of my breast was healing while I had the boosters at the tumor site. 

Be sure and update us and good luck,

 

Hugs, Debby

survivorbc09
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Good luck today with your appointment.  Post to update us.

Jan

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jnl
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Sending more good luck to you too!   

Big hugs,

Leeza

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VickiSam
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Wednesday appointment ... ?

We are thinking about you, and hoping you are better.

 

Vicki Sam

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DebbyM
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Looking for an update too..

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Megan M
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How did your appointment go?

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Alexis F
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Update?  Thinking of you!

Lex

Pink Rose
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Did you keep your appointment with your oncologist?  What did he say about this?

Hugs, Rose

Lynn Smith
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I didn't have chemo or radiation but my friend did.She said her breasts were red/painful.They gave her something for it and she said it made a difference.

Lynn Smith

JJDS
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Update? 

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