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5/18/2016Not sure where this question belongs....
After lumpectomy and radiation, did a self breast exam...sort of. Just exploring what the new normal might feel like. I don't know what I am feeling in my do I know what is of concern and what is just normal? I should add that my breasts have always been lumpy and I never really knew what I was feeling. I feel several lumps and bumps and am trying not to panic. I finished active treatment a month ago and I really would like a reprieve from the stress and worry.... I do have a follow up appt with my RO next week, so I will have him check it out. But I can't be freaking out with every thing I feel....
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5/18/2016your breast tissue will continue to evolve and go through more changes for the coming 6-9 months. it is normal that the breast feels different following lumpectomy and following radiation. over time you will learn from feeling the breast what the new geography is that is your new normal. consider having a nurse practitioner at your breast center show you how to do a self exam and what to feel for-- what to worry about and what not to. be well.

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