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prof
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   Posted 4/5/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I had breast cancer 2 years ago.  had a lumpectomy and had 5 nodes removed.  Underwent radiation and last mammo was fine.  I did have some nerve damage at the incision location but it did get better.  I just noticed that the area under my arm, where the incision is  very swollen and hurts.  I don't feel a lumo but the pain goes into my armpit as well.  Can you develope lympohdema this late?  Or.. what else could it be.   Prof


barkyboys
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   Posted 4/7/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Lymphedema can develop late. It is my understanding that the longer you go without developing lymphedema, the less likely you are to get it. I've known a couple of women who developed problems several years (5+) after their lymph node dissections.

I think you should consult your doctor. It could any number of things, including an infection. Let us know how it goes.

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BEV
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prof
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   Posted 4/7/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply.  I see my oncologist tomorrow.  Is there anything you can for this?

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