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Diagnosed with breast lymph nodes and in under arms, throbbing pain. See an Oncologist?

Hi, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer twenty years ago and had both breasts and lymph nodes under the arm removed. Over the past few months she has been having pain under her right armpit and upper breast area. The pain started out as being mild but over the last month has gotten worse to the point now that is an almost constant throbbing pain. It is painful to the point that she dreads dressing and putting on a bra. She has been without an oncologist the past few years but she is scheduling an appointment with a new oncologist tommorow. If you wouldn't mind giving any advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your mother's problem. If the pain has developed recently (keeping the history of breast cancer in mind) it is better to get it evaluated by an oncologist to rule out a recurrence. This can be ruled out by doing an USG/MRI of that area.
Once recurrence is ruled out, other causes of pain like neuropathy can be evaluated.

Hoping for the best.
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