Survivor since 2011
I had a mastectomy in May and will be finished in a week with 28 rads. I still have "sore skin" especially in the area under my armpit where I lost 14 nodes. My doctor told me that nerves are severed and that can't be avoided so feeling sometimes comes back in a spotty way. That's how my soreness/tenderness is manifesting, in a kind of itchy numb way. Like you said, mostly annoying and only when I really think about it. As more feeling returns I feel itchy at times but scratching just reminds me of the numbness. All of my docs told me it may never be 100% but I'm cancer free so I'll take it!