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How should I care for drainage tubes at home after breast cancer surgery?

Simple written instructions for caring for the drainage tubes will be provided before you leave the hospital. Caring for these tubes at home is simple and quite safe. It may involve draining the tube and measuring the fluid. Your doctor or nurse will provide detailed instructions depending on the type of drain used.

Tubes are held in place with sutures. Sometimes general body movement can cause discomfort. Remember to keep the collection container pinned to your clothing to prevent pulling on the tubing

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