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Tender armpits, swollen tendon. History of breast cancer

I am a breast cancer survivor stage 3c. Today I woke up and while putting on deoderant I was very tender in my right armpit area. This evening I have what appears to be a tendon or something that runs vertical and feels swollen and hard and very tender. I am post mastectomy with reconstruction and three years out. I had a P.E.T scan in May and was clear, I also had an MRI in July and it was clear. Thanks for your answers. kcgirl
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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History of cancer makes me suspicious of matted lymph nodes in your case. Matted nodes can seem like an elongated structure or tendon.Since you recently had PET , I think after clinical evaluation a biopsy may be considered to rule out this possibility.

Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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