A 36-year-old member asked:
What is the recovery time for a 70 year old woman to recover from breast cancer?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
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Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It depends: This is a very broad question. The recovery time means different things to different patients and doctors. If it is recovery time from an operation, then it takes about 4-6 weeks. But if it is more advanced cancer and chemotherapy is being used, it can take seevral months. So you have to ask your question to your oncologist and he/she can answer it more exactly.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
Recovery time varies: Depends on the stage of the cancer, patient’s general health and age, if what surgery is done, and if chemotherapy or radiation is needed. Some people with breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and hormone therapy can recover very quickly while other more advanced conditions may take longer.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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