Dr. Katz shares if women experience different sensations in their breasts after breast cancer.
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So, women will often experience tingling, certainly numbness, and, you know, you know what it’s like when you’ve had anesthetic at the dentist, right? That really sort of rubbery, very different sensation, so this can occur in the breast and women will often experience, almost like electric shocks. And so any touch, even light clothing over the affected breast can really be uncomfortable. Many women find they can’t wear a bra afterward because that sensation is so bad. Sometimes that will change, but it can take a long, long time for those changes to occur so it can be very uncomfortable.