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|2/19/2008||Hello. I had a Modified Radical Mastectomy in left breast in Nov. 06. 2 out of 36 lymph nodes were positive. Had DD AC/Taxol Jan-April 2007. Then had 33 Radiation sessions in June and July 2007. Now I am on Tamoxifen. I am left-handed and my left arm is very tight and gets sore easy (especially if I write for a long time or carry too much). I rest my arm and do arm stretches. Is this coming mainly from radiation? I'm open to suggestions for relief. I have not had reconstruction. Thank-you. You are an angel.|
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|2/19/2008||could be some tightness of skin and tissue associated with radiation effects. consider seeing a plastic surgeon to see if some release of tissue would aid in this and if you want to now consider reconstruction as a bonus.|
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