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|10/7/2011||In March I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy in the left breast. The sentinel node came back positive. I had 19 rounds of radiation and am on tamoxifen. I have been experiencing pain at the incision and under the armpit. It seems to be worse before and during my period. Is this normal and will it go away with time?|
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|10/8/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. See your breast surgical oncologist as well as your radiation oncologist, for evaluation of your pain. Could be related to some swelling, secondary to recent radiation, possibly hormonal changes related to menses, or something else all together. In any case, should be evaluated. Thank you, and hope this helps.|
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