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When should someone with breast cancer call the doctor?

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Call your doctor if you have:

  • A temperature greater than 100.4°F. If you have a fever and chills, tell your doctor immediately. If you can't reach your regular doctor, go to the emergency room.
  • New sores or patches in your mouth, a swollen tongue, or bleeding gums
  • A dry, burning, scratchy, or "swollen" throat
  • A cough that is new or doesn't go away and has mucus
  • Changes in bladder function, including increased frequency or urgency to go, burning during urination, or blood in your urine
  • Heartburn, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea that lasts longer than 2 or 3 days, or blood in your stools

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Medscape. 

Pfizer Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Medscape. 

Pfizer Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2019

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