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Seroma After Breast Surgery
Varies.: Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery experience tolerable discomfort for the first week after the procedure. Most patients are also "over the hump” between 2-4 days after the procedure is performed. Pain medication and muscle relaxants are helpful during this recovery. Most patients are able to return to a desk job within one week after the procedure is performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The time that you start radiation (XRT) depends on your treatment plan. If you do not need chemotherapy, then you start 4-6 weeks after surgery. If you need chemotherapy, then you will get chemo after surgery and then XRT when chemo is complete. It is a good idea to meet with the radiation doctors immediately after surgery to get questions answered. It helps to have the entire team involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: To add a few points to dr. Vaziri's excellent answer...If no chemo is given post-op, radiation oncologists like to begin rx within 6 weeks. Another option available in some centers is intraoperative radiation therapy. As the name implies, rx is completed at the time of the lumpectomy. While not for everyone, this is a promising alternative that i believe will increase in usage in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Your primary care can get the process started and some studies. Benign breast surgery? Maybe follow with the breast surgeon if in that area of chest. If cancer was involved then recurrent cancer identified-oncologist or thoracic surgeon or nth. If not pulmonologist may be apprpraite. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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