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Why am I profusely sweating after breast cancer lumpectomy?
I am 59 & read how other women are having a problem with profuse sweating.  I recently had a lumpectomy & then my doctor went in & removed 20 cancerous lymph nodes that were very hard & big.  Two weeks after surgery I started to have these terrible sweats.  My hair is also short & it literally drips like I got out of the shower & didn't dry it.  I try to do my house work early before I shower but it never fails that I start to sweat afterwards anyway.  I can't even get my makeup on if I'm going somewhere because of it.  I will be starting a regimen of chemo & then radiation & then I'll go on harmones last.  I will be getting a port installed because I have bad veins that probably won't hold up.  Sometime during this week I have to get a PET scan, Bone scan, & a heart scan but I can't remember the name of it.  I told my oncologist who is affiliated with MD Anderson about it but he didn't recommend anything yet.  Feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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The heart test they will do is called a MUGA. The port installation isn't that big a deal but I found it somewhat gross and it took me a while to get used to it.

When you find out why we're sweating so much please let me know!

Best wishes with your treatment.
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