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Scar tissue after breast cancer surgery

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 39 years experience
Unknown: New lumps in the breast after breast cancer treatments need to be evaluated by your doctor. Depends on how long ago the surgery was, if it is scar for... Read More
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Possibly: It could be a number of things, but being new, it needs to be evaluated as soon as possible.
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Lump in surgery scar: When surgery is performed, many hair follicles in the area are disrupted in the area and new cysts can form. Cysts are not a problem. However, in th... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Usually: If it is a lumpectomy, usually - although you may have areas of numbness or tenderness.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
Usually yes: If you have a lumpectomy, you still will have feeling in your breast. If a lot of tissue is removed from the area behind the nipple and areola you may... Read More
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of surgery that is performed. If the entire breast is removed (mastectomy), there will be minimal feeling. With a lumpectom... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 31 years experience
Not really: The horse is out of the barn so to speak; but you should avoid foods and supplements with phytoestrogens [plant estrogen compounds] if your tumor is e... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Well balanced: Eating a well balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight is important. After surgery it helps if you increase the protein in your diet to heal the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 19 years experience
More details?: The location and severity of post op pain varies depending on the type of surgery (for example lumpectomy vs mastectomy, lymph node removal or not, re... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Depends.: Multiple factors affect a recommendation for rt including the characteristics of the breast cancer, its stage( size, lymph node status, presence of m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
The one drug : Tarnished with the association is tamoxifen and endometrial cancer. The risk is only in women that still have their uterus; the frequency about 1/100... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: Whether is is lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, and method of reconstruction, and of course your general medical condi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No magic number.: The best answer is "as soon as possible", since there is no benefit to waiting (other than allowing a few weeks to recover from surgery). Many clinic... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Lymphedema: An essential part of breast cancer staging is the removal of some of the lymph nodes under the armpit. The lymphatic system's job includes draining t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Lymphedema: The arm swelling you are describing occurs secondary to disruption of the lymphatic circulation draining the arm, either via lymph node removal and/or... Read More