Hi I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in August 2017 at the age of 48 . I have come through chemotherapy, radiotherapy and I am now on Herceptin injections. I finished my radiotherapy last March but I am still getting breast and chest pain. I have mentioned this to my surgeon and oncologist and have been told its due to the radiotherapy. I was just wondering how long this is likely to last?????
I'm sorry to read that you're still getting breast and chest pain. Unfortunately I can't answer your question but I noticed that your post had gone unanswered.
You could try posting this question in the main breast cancer group as it's a more active group than this one. I'm also tagging fellow Community Champions Leolady56, mistymoley, GRANNY59 and lesleyhelen into my reply to you in case they are able to offer any advice.
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I was told by a consultant that my post Radiotherapy chest pain is Tietze’s syndrome. The pain I experience is like a deep bruise being prodded. For example if my cat puts one of her small light paws on my Lumpectomy op breast it is painful.
My radiotherapy too place Dec- Feb 2013-14.
I also found out that 8 marker clips ( tiny) were left in my breast post op. I asked the consultant what the white dots were on an X-ray he was looking at. This was news to me. So not sure if the marker clips are a contributing factor to the pain too.
If you have a breast care nurse maybe you could ask her for information or a leaflet on post radiation side effects both short and long term.
You could in addition ask the Oncologist about post X Ray side effects eg Tietze’s syndrome ? Also about recommended pain control.
Thank you for your reply. I will contact my breast nurse and see what she can tell.
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