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Vallejo, CA
A 42-year-old female asked:

a week after first bc chemo, no bad side effects, but tumor is oozing, and edges are itching like crazy, is itching normal? and why?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
See derm: See dermatologist . Many times there can be inflammation around the tumor causing these symptoms.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Chemo Is Working!: I recall from your prior questions that you have a locally advanced breast cancer with skin ulceration & that neoadjuvant chemo was advised--congratulations on starting your rx! in situations like yours, it is common to notice tumor changes even after the first few cycles. Be sure and talk w/your surgeon regarding local wound care--this oozing might get worse before it gets better. Good luck!

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