Breast pain  

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Women who have suffered the indignity of breast cancer often have the added insult of breast tenderness or pain. The causes of this are multifactorial:


How can you help:

It’s important to gently break up the scar (fibrous) tissues which have accumulated in the breast tissue itself, between the breast tissue the skin and the underlying muscle and ribs. At first moving the arm or upper chest is often associated with an aggravation of the pain because the tissues do glide smoothly across each other – sometimes even a tearing sensation is felt.

To ease the pain try to obey the following rules:


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