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Effects of lymph node removal.
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Effects of lymph node removal.

I am experiencing soreness below my right arm and into my rib cage.I had a lumpectomy and all lumph nodes removed in Dec.2000.I have had radiation and chemotherapy.The soreness comes and goes but has never affected my rib cage.It is sore to touch....Please advise.
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Dear Sue Sue:  This soreness could be due to many things.  It could be scar tissue, muscle-related, or a recurrence.  We would recommend that you see your doctor for an examination.  An x-ray may be warranted to further investigate your pain.
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