A 47-year-old member asked:
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how long do i need to recover from excisional biopsy of the breast?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not much time: Depending on the size, in most cases you should be able to recover within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.
Answered on Oct 5, 2012
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