Hi, In Feb 2008, I had non invasive cancer. They did the surgery; it was .4 centimeters, Ductal Carcinoma. I had 32 radiation treatments,
but no Chemo.
I feel good, exercise regularly, but lately I've been bothered by a stinging sensation across the nipple area. This has probably been going on for a couple of months but seems to be happening more often.
It's really worrying me; Could this be nerves? Do I need to make an appointment with my cancer Dr? My breast doesn't look any different,
nor do I have lumps. Naturally, I'm concerned with possible recurrence.
Please advise. Sincerely, Wilma Robinson
Hi Wilma - I assume you're having regular mammograms, and regular appointments with your oncologist; this doesn't sound like a cancer symptom. But, that said, it's always good to have breast changes checked out. Probably it would be a good idea to call your oncologist, describe your symptoms, and see what (s)he says, OK? Good luck -PJH
I, too, was diagnosed with invasice ductal carcinoma in March of 2008. I underwent lumpectomy. I had a low scoring oncotype but opted for four courses of chemo and then the acellerated partial breast radiatioin. About six weeks after radiation I had a period of about a week of severe nipple pain. I became very worried. I was told that this was probably just post radiation changes and it did eventually clear up and now I am feeling just fine. I hope this is all that it is with you too. Please get it check out by your doctor.