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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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11/8/2017I have DCIS, surgery is in one month. The past two days, my breasts have felt somewhat hot and more sensitive. When DCIS becomes invasive - does it have a feeling associated with it? I am starting to get paranoid. Could increased caffeine intake be creating this feeling? Also - should I avoid caffeine a week before and a few weeks after surgery to get through it more smoothly? What can I do to try and have the most sensation return to my chest (I know it will not be sexual). I am not having reconstruction - will that help? I mainly just want to be able to feel the surface of my skin, like my back or touching the skin of other areas of my body. I'm 35, I suppose I have more time for some kind of feeling to return. I know it will be different.......
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11/8/2017don't worry over this. no, invasive disease doesn't produce any such symptoms. don't know the cause of the feeling but truly not cancer related per se. You will likely have phantom limb sensation post mastectomy. it will happen all by itself. the feeling that the breast is still there.

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