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Painful “bubble like” lump under skin?

Painful “bubble like” lump under skin?

I’m 1 month out from bilateral mastectomy with immediate implants. The last week Ive had a burning, searing pain near my sternum on and off. Its gotten quite a bit worse and now im feeling a small soft lump, almost like a bubble under the skin. Its not discolored or visible but is painful to the touch and with certain movements like bending over. I also had 65cc of fluid removed from this breat 5 days ago. Really feeling like something is “off”. Anyone ever had anything like… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had a lot of issues with painful scar tissue. Hot shower and message helps.

posted about 7 hours ago

Anyone on Anastrozole taken benadryl?

Anyone on Anastrozole taken benadryl?

I know I've read that you can't take it when on Tamoxifen. My seasonal allergies are killing me and the only thing I can usually take is a half dose of children's benadryl to help. My oncologists office is closed and I can't seem to find anything online that says the two have any adverse reactions.
Hope you are all having a good day, and if not, are able to find some peace.
Big love

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Big love for you Suzzane!!!

posted 2 days ago

When to have mammogram?

When to have mammogram?

My breast surgeon recommends mammogram 6 months(Feb) after lumpectomy followed by radiation but my oncologist says to wait until June. Which one is correct and who should I listen to?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I’d have the mammogram in Feb, before the radiation. Radiation therapy often changes the appearance of the breast tissue on a mammogram. I think the… read more

posted 3 days ago

What is a reasonable time after active treatment for breast pain to end?

What is a reasonable time after active treatment for breast pain to end?

I finished active treatment Aug. 8 after surgery, chemo, and 28 rads. In the last two weeks my left breast has been painful every which way. You name it. Soreness, piercing pains, stabbing pain, general aching, bruise-like sensations, tingling, numbness, and more. It is a nuisance, but bearable. I’m just concerned it is too much. I’ve had some of these which were very infrequent in the first few months, but this is almost constant.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

You have all been very helpful. TY.

posted 3 days ago

When did anyone's nose stop running?

When did anyone's nose stop running?

When I lost my hair, my oncologist told me my nose would constantly run. I finished my chemo a week ago and as the weather is changing my nose is just running more and more to the point I'm almost afraid to go out in public for fear of dripping. Will this be my new normal or can I expect it to go away as time passes?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

After the chemo cocktail, it took about a month before I felt like I could give up the dinner napkins- lol! I used the Vanity brand dinner napkins… read more

posted 8 days ago

Is there anyone out there who has been on Ibrance for 4 years or more?

Is there anyone out there who has been on Ibrance for 4 years or more?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Ibrance won’t give financial assistance if you are on Medicare. WTF?? I am assuming you are not on Medicare?

Open enrollment is here soon, so I am… read more

edited, originally posted 11 days ago

Anyone wearing LympheDiva compression sleeves?

Anyone wearing LympheDiva compression sleeves?

So my lymphedema therapist is having me order a custom compression sleeve and glove. She is recommending Jobst Elvarex soft. I have very mild swelling at times, so this is more preventative for flying and if I’m doing repetitive/heavy activities. She said this is the “gold standard” that she gets best results with. It is rather thick and in custom, it is only available in ugly beige or black choices. I’m taking black. The beige looks to medical to me.

However, I… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have 3 lymphedema sleeves. They make my arm feel better. I wear them traveling or when i get home and am achy. I have one with horses, one with flower… read more

posted 5 days ago

Has anyone had to take the Lupron shots?

Has anyone had to take the Lupron shots?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I get it every 4 weeks in my butt cheek for almost 4 years now. I only get hot flashes.

posted 3 days ago

Has Anyone had the 3 week course of higher radiation and how was it?

Has Anyone had the 3 week course of higher radiation and how was it?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had a friend who did it and she was fine. She says I should ask but my skin is sooooo light and delicate... red head freckles type. I’ll let you know… read more

posted 15 days ago
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