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Question by  Elinps23 (112)

Is breast tenderness common during chemotherapy?


Answer by  newpa11 (62)

Chemotherapy is very taxing on not only the breast, but on the entire body. The body will be weak after treatment and as a result become more prone to illness, due to a lowered immune system. Specifically breast tenderness is something that happens on an individual basis, although it is found to occur.


Answer by  comdis (10)

Yes, breast tenderness can occur during chemotherapy. The medicines used during chemotherapy can cause direct tissue damage to some tissues which can cause tenderness, but they can also affect the neurological system and cause nerve related symptoms such as tenderness, pain, or burning.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Yes, this is a known side effect, and usually breast changes are non-cancerous. Be aware however that your treatment team is very involved and aware, and want to know about any changes or symptoms you feel. Don't take my word on this, let your team know and guide you.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

A very common side effect of chemotherapy is breast tenderness. This side effect is usually temporary. Best to tell your doctor about the tenderness.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Breast tenderness during chemo is generally caused by changes in the breast due to treatment and are usually non-cancerous. Your doctor may be able to give you something for this discomfort. If you would notice any lumps in your breast at this time, don't hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor.


Answer by  Tigerbelle (252)

Breast pain can occur with chemotherapy treatment and is usually due to non cancerous breast changes. If a lump occurs however, it should always be checked out by your doctor.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

It is not known to be a common side effects of chemotherapy. Common side effects will be nausea, vomiting and hair loss.

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