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Breast Cancer Treatment

What will my recovery from a lumpectomy be like?

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  • A lumpectomy generally has a brief recovery period, about 24 to 48 hours. Wearing a bra, even at night, is helpful for the first few days. Vigorous exercise involving the upper body should be avoided for at least 1 week after surgery in order to avoid interfering with wound healing.
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