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5 Things To Expect After A Mastectomy

Whether performed by itself or combined with immediate breast reconstruction using implants or natural tissue flaps, mastectomy surgery can surprise women in both its complexity and what its recovery involves. The length of your hospital stay, the amount and duration of your pain, and how long you require surgical tubes called drains to collect post-surgery fluids all depend on your individual situation. Your expectations should also take into account whether you had one or both breasts removed, whether lymph nodes were also removed, and whether reconstruction is performed and if so, what type. Given that every woman’s experience after a mastectomy may differ for these reasons, Dr. Chen offers 5 tips on what most women can expect. Click HERE for the full article.

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