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Is a hardness in the breast tissue normal during radiation?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 9 years
  • Gizelle D'Orsey Profile
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    My radiologist said it was. I too have a hardening in the area of radiation.
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  • Sherry Downing Profile
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Yes. I am six years past radiation and I am still hardened and numb in areas. The radiation does a lot of damage (at least in my case) but the alternative made it worth it. Hmmmm...a tumor or hardness. You can guess what I decided to do!
    almost 9 years Comment Flag
  • Linda  Einzinger Profile
    Stage 1 Paciente
    It's been 2 months post radiation (16). My breast feels heavy and is much larger than my cancer free breast. The nipple is much larger, darker. I get pings and it hurts if I knock it. I have small B breasts. My radiologist oncologist tells me this is normal and that I should massage the breast. It doesn't seem to help. So to answer your question or anyone else who has this question, I'm not sure it's normal. It doesn't feel normal.
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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