What will my recovery from a lumpectomy be like?

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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Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Treatment

After a breast cancer diagnosis, there are many decisions to make. A multidisciplinary team of doctors and specialists can help get a treatment plan started and you can choose a treatment facility. In the past, breast cancer treat...

ment involved a radical mastectomy, but today procedures are less invasive. Treatment will depend on the stage of breast cancer. It may include surgery, such as lumpectomy, radiation or chemotherapy to shrink and kill cancer cells. Learn more about breast cancer treatment options with expert advice from Sharecare.

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