I had non invasive DCIS nuclear grade 3 in left breast 3 1/2 years ago. Sential node biopsy, 4 nodes removed - no involement. After 3 excisions, a full left breast mastectomy. Elected not to take tomoxifin. For about 2 years I have been having trouble with my left hand and elbow. I am right handed and do not play sports or have a job with repetitive motion. I now have swelling on the inside of my arm at the elbow. At times sever joint pain. Loosing strenght and feeling in my arm and hand. I have not experienced any trama to my arm. Do you think it could be related to breast cancer? I had a steriod shot about 1 1/2 ago and it seemed to help at the time.
I would think not unless this is Lymphedema related. If the steroid injection you mention helped then I doubt it very much. It sounds more like a bone/joint/nerve problem. I would certainly advise you to consult a Orthopaedic Physician to determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Regards .....
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