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|6/30/2012||I was diagnosed with a Stage 1, Grade 1 IDC in my right breast about two years ago. I underwent a lumpectomy and radiation for a ER/PR + tumor. I was on Tamoxifen for a while, but got off recently when my liver enzymes started rising. For the past month I've had pain in my left armpit that radiates down the inside of my arm to my elbow. There is no bruising, swelling, lumps, or anything, it is just very sore. I realize I'm probably over thinking this, but could it be a lymph node issue, maybe related to another cancer? Not sure if I should call my oncologist or not. I had clear scans about a year ago, and scheduled for another round next month.|
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|6/30/2012||For peace of mind call your oncologist to discuss. likely not related but need to verify to rule this out. BTW scans are not to be done for women without any physical symptoms that imply possible mets so strange to have had scans done a year ago for stage 1 breast cancer unless you were having new symptoms driving the need to have that done.|
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