Breast Cancer

How long does it take to recover from breast cancer surgery?

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    What Is Recovery Like After Breast Cancer Surgery?
    Recovery times can vary after breast cancer surgery. In this video I explain what can affect how long it takes to recover from surgery.
  • It depends on the type of breast cancer surgery you had. If you had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy alone, it could be one to two weeks for recovery. If you had a mastectomy with reconstruction, recovery could take four to eight weeks, depending on the type of reconstruction.
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