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scar tissue removal to rid neuroma

i am a 54 year old woman, a 5 1/2 year breast cancer survivor & I am still suffering from chronic breast pain.  I had a surgical biopsy, lumpectomy & radiation.  2 weeks after completing radiation, I had a bad reaction - suffered from super hyper sensitivity, lymphedema in my breast, along with sharp nerve pains.  I have tried just about everything to get my life back.  Therapy has included; massage therapy, sequential pump, acupunture, neurotin, cymbalta.  I was also diagnosed with costachondritis, and had 9 cortizone shots in my ribs along with cortizone shots around my scar.  I have been very slowly getting better, however I have recently hit another wall with my pain level.  It seems as if scar tissue has continued to form under my point of incision & the doctors tell me that the scar tissue has encapsulated some of my nerves. Now they want to open me back up to remove the scar tissue & hopefully rid me of this pain.and then have a series of massage therapy around the new scar to avoid more tissue building up. Of course I am nervous,have you heard of anyone having this issue & treatment or do you have any other suggestions.  
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It seems you have done everything possible to rid yourself of this chronic pain. Scar tissue can certainly become a problem after many types of surgery. I believe after suffering for the length of time as in your case I would do most anything to correct the problem. If you aren't completely comfortable with this recommendation you might seek a second opinion. This surgery shouldn't be terribly complicated and might just cure the problem. Regards ....
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