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Does radiotherapy cause shoulder problems?

It's now over a year since I finished radiotherapy, I've recently been diagnosed with tendinitis in my shoulder, it's really painful and I can hardly use my arm at all. To date I've had two steroid injections it they haven't helped at all. I just wonder whether my radiotherapy is to blame!

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posted about 13 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

How many reconstructive surgeries did you have after you bilateral mastectomy? This will be my fourth to fix some minor issues.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I have one side a little higher, and the lower side is a little close to my armpit, but my PS said although he could work on it, it would eventually go… read more

posted about 23 hours ago

Do you have any tips for dressing post-mastectomy?

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I found wearing button up shirts was the best with the drains

posted about 16 hours ago

Burning Nipple & Electri Shock Feeling

Is it normal to feel nipple burning pain and almost like an electric shock in breast two weeks after Lumpectomy and Hematoma?

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I've had small stabbing pains, but nothing like that. Did you call the surgeon's office?

posted 2 days ago

Sore shoulder during radiation treatments

Did anyone else have tightness and a resulting sore shoulder during radiation treatments. It is my left side that is being radiated, but it is my right shoulder that hurts. I did have two lymphnodes removed on that side, as well as a double mastectomy. Any suggestions on what could help?

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I had left side radiation too. My left arm and shoulder would often go numb. LuckilynImdidn't have to hold my breath or do any boosts. I just did 28 of… read more

posted 1 day ago

What might rising CA-15-3 numbers actually mean?

My BC stage 3/4 surgery +treatment was completed late 2013 (almost 4 yrs ago) with metastisis detected in early 2015. I have been taking Ibrance for 2 yrs and CA15 number had been lowered and stable until a few months ago.
The marker numbers continue to increase, shown by my monthly bloodwork, but are not yet at the level of 3 yrs ago.
PET scans are not showing anything new. Does anyone know what else the rising marker numbers might mean? I looked on-line but have… read more

posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I don't know if my knowledge is correct but this is what i have learnt (on line and by experience): increased tumor indicators can be caused by benign… read more

posted 3 days ago

Weight watchers

Question has anyone tried the new weight watchers? I have on more herceptin treatment in July and already started tamoxifen. I was just wondering did weight watcher work for anyone and what their experience was with trying to lose the weight. Any advice you have would be appreciated I just joined weight watchers online last week.

posted 5 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Don't listen to them. Anyone can lose

posted 4 days ago

Recovery time for Lumpectomy

For those of you that had a Lumpectomy and then shortly after surgery had complications...hematoma, how long did it take to recover? How long did you feel pain?

posted 5 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I was lucky, no complications. The only thung that was weird, I had a cord in my armpit where nodes were taken out. Did ultrasound, but it was nothing… read more

posted 4 days ago


What is best time of day to take Letrozole? I've been on it for 2 weeks .

posted 6 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I take Arimidex before I go to bed - I feel like it makes me feel a little heady after about half an hour so it works as a kind of sleep aid for me.

posted 5 days ago
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