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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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|10/26/2010||I was diagnosed in August 2008 and had a double mastectomy in Sep 2008 due to LCIS. The cancer was only in my left breast. I am still having pain in my breast area, mainly the pectoral muscles. My ONC put me on Ativan for the pain.Is this pain common after a mastectomy? I was told I definately needed the left breast off. How long after the procedure will the pain go away. I am also in full menopause due to the chemo and have joint pains. Are the joint pains from the chemo or menopause?Thanks,Nancy|
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|10/27/2010||am suspecting you mean invasive lobular carcinoma because LCIS isn't cancer.sometimes if the scar tissue tightened over time this kind of pain can happen. it would be useful to see a plastic surgeon to see if this is the case and if the scar tissue can be "released" surgically. joint pain more likely from menopause then from chemo given 2 years ago. make your doctors aware of this however.|
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