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Breast Cancer/pain after 9 years breast cancer survivor/surgery


Im going into my tenth year of breast cancer surgery, also couple yeaars before had a full thyroidectomy. Couple of months ago I started having problem with swollowing, also some wired pain around the surgery area that runs down my left arm. Had my physical and told my doctor about the issue with my swollowing as the other pain was not as hard at that time. Well I was refered to the ear throat and nose doctor who examin me and refered me to do a MRI.This doctor called me for a follow up visit to let me know what was seen .
 Now this morning I noticed on my left side by my shoulder and my neck is swollen. I am very worried as I get ready to go back for the er throat and nose doctor to tell me what was seen in my neck area.
 I believe there was about 32 of my lymp nodes taken out.
 Can you help me to calm my nerve down?
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I do not have enough information to really evaluate your situation. And I do not want to guess! So unfortunately we have to wait for the result of your MRI scan. Please do keep me posted! Good luck!

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience in diagnostics and treatment of breast tumours.


I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps.You can also reach me on: I have no restrictions on the number of questions there.

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