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   Posted 9/4/2015 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with DCIS in February 2015, had a lumpectomy without nodes being removed in March, and completed radiation treatment on May 2015. A while after everything was done I started feeling better. Now I noticed I have swelling in my armpit and am experiencing pain in my breast again. I saw the doctor and was told she felt no new lumps. She felt that it may be the nerve endings coming back to life. She put me on Vitamin E and Trental. I have only been taking it a week but am seeing no improvement. Has anyone else experienced this and what were you told? Any help with this is much appreciated.

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   Posted 9/6/2015 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry I have no experience with this, I hope someone else pipes in for you.
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   Posted 12/7/2015 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Unless th doc comes up with something like infection, Nerves regenerating is baloney. Like me, you've been cooked.

Check under your armpit for auxilary cording. Look it up. I got it from radiation.

I got mine fixed, not perfectly or forever, by a physical therapist - maybe an occupational therapist. She crunched the cord, which is the cooked lymphatic system, and most of the pain went away immediately. Don't get too many sessions and not more than twice a week. I still have to stretch after 6 years.

Try to find a local cancer group to refer you to a therapist. There are very few trained in this.
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