Breast Cancer

Question:

What breast cancer symptoms did you experience? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Emily Jones, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

I started chemotherapy two weeks ago a few days after finishing radiation for my breast cancer. My doctor’s nurse practitioner told me they wait a month or so after radiation for your body to rest before starting. Then she told me if I would like, I could go ahead and start. Of course I couldn't wait to start but now I'm wondering if I should have. I am very tired and achy. It was just my hands and shoulders but today my legs, arms and neck also hurt.

Comment from: Barb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I am having continual pain in my breast and visiting doctors who were telling me it was unlikely to be cancer I eventually went for an ultra sound. One tumor was found and up to this time none were felt. A biopsy was done and from there I had a lumpectomy. The operating Surgeon found another tumor. Tissue from these was not good, so a mastectomy was performed. Since then I have pain in the other breast, and once again I am having a hard job getting a doctor to really listen to me. My mammograms are all clear. Doctors out there, please listen to your patients as breast cancer can sometimes be only felt by pain. I have been on Arimidex for 5 years.

Comment from: Mariana, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I had a double lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy on both breasts, then a mammogram after one year. Regular ultrasounds. Due to suspicious lumps found in ultrasounds a biopsy was performed and resulted negative for cancer. No chemotherapy. Taking Arimidex/Anastrazole. My treatment is taking place in Colombia.

Comment from: Lancashiremum, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 14

Double mastectomy followed by Tamoxifen.

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