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A solution for the breast itch that can't be scratched!

Created December 3rd, 2018, filed in Breast Cancer
I’m a very fortunate breast cancer survivor who only has to take tamoxifen for five years. I’m halfway through! I’ve had breast reconstruction to replace my right breast. Everything went fine until about a year ago, when my fake breast started itching. NOTHING would relieve this itching & scratching didn’t do a thing. (Plus one can’t do that in public.) I finally found a discussion online, in which a woman said she was told that this was caused by nerves regenerating in the surgical area. Another woman said she used a heating pad on her breast & this helped. I tried the heating pad and it worked! A simple, non-invasive solution, just don’t turn it up too high. I have since scolded my doctors for not mentioning that this itching can occur.
I'm Suresh, and I support someone with cancer

Oh! thanks for the info, we have to be very careful It’s really sad to hear that. Hope you do well and recover soon. I too had a friend who was suffering from pancreatic cancer and is undergoing pancreatic cancer treatment.

  • Thu Dec 20, 2018
Hi, I'm NORMA J B.

I am just beginning this journey having been diagnosed with breast cancer on 10/24, surgery on 11/6 and finally started radiation this week. Fortunately I had a very small Stage 1 cancer and required only a lumpectomy (although they like to call it a partial mastectomy) and radiation. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thu Dec 20, 2018
Hi, I'm Patti

Thanks for sharing. I’m getting ready to have a bilateral mastectomy, so this is good to know. Years ago I had a c-section and the incision also started itch months later from the nerves regenerating. So now I know what to expect with this surgery.

  • Thu Feb 21, 2019