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Breast Cancer

How long will I be in the hospital after breast cancer surgery?

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  • ABrian P. McKinley, MD, Oncology, answered on behalf of Greenville Health System

    Not long. Most breast surgery at our hospital is done on an outpatient basis, so you would probably go home the same day. If your surgical treatment requires a mastectomy or an axillary dissection, you would usually go home the day after surgery, so only one night in the hospital.

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