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Costochondritis, chemo and radiation therapy, stage 2 breast cancer, back pain, lumps under breast

I have been diagnosed with costochondritis two months ago after completing chemo in aug 2011 and radiation in nov 2011 for stage 2 breast cancer . Have been doing PT and I now have extreme back pain and feel small lumps on the bone/rib under my breast and extremely tender on sternum and on rib near underarm area. Any ideas if this is normal?
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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Pain in the region of the surgery and radiation is quite common but feeling of lumps in that area is not normal. Considering you are a breast cancer survivor, you should get yourself examined by your treating doctor and rule out a recurrence (which is the thing you are worried about).
He might order some imaging tests (USG/ MRI) to rule out any recurrence of the disease.

Hope it is nothing serious. tc
Answered: Mon, 21 May 2012
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