Pain and Breast Cancer

Posted on April 27, 2018

"After my surgery, I was in so much pain, yet I persevered." Waking up after breast cancer surgery can be disorienting. There will be pain that needs to be managed. Many women find that knowing what to expect can make the recovery easier.

On MyBCTeam, the social network and online support group for women facing breast cancer, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Pain is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question and answer threads about pain:

What is the pain level expected for whole breast radiation versus tumor blasts?

Does anyone have answers to post mastectomy pain syndrome?

Does anyone have pains in their breasts that comes and goes?

Here are some conversations about pain:

A member shares some of her pain management ideas.

A member shares what's been going on since her surgery and how she's been dealing with pain.

A member shares and receives support for her recent discovery of cancer in the lymph nodes.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyBCTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had a double mastectomy over a year ago and had 7 months of physical therapy. The PT really helped with the pain but I still have pain, tightness most… read more

posted 16 days ago


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