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Hard side of breast 4 years after treatment

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   I had a lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and herceptin 4 years ago. I have recently found that my breast has really hardened in certain areas, IS this normal? 


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I have not experienced that myself-I assume you have called your DR right? MY scars ( two lumpecomties same side) is somewhat NUMB , but at the same time sore if I bump my chest agaist something.


I"ll check back for an update.


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Unsure, just get looked at to put your mind at rest.  I am also four years down the line but bilateral so nothing to feel but do keep alert to surrounding areas around implants.  Please get back to us.

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Double Whammy
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but that hasn't changed since radiation.  It feels firmer but I wouldn't say it's "hard".  It's been 3 1/2 years for me.  I would rather feel silly for marching in for a beast exam for nothing, than ignoring something that turns out to be problemmatic, so I'd get it checked.  Docs must love to tell us "you're fine" so make his/her day! 

Please let us know what you find.


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