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Does having a lumpectomy affect my ability to exercise?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

The recovery following a lumpectomy is on the order of days rather than weeks.
Exercise is usually very well tolerated as soon as one week following surgery.

In brief: No

The recovery following a lumpectomy is on the order of days rather than weeks.
Exercise is usually very well tolerated as soon as one week following surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ASK YOUR SURGEON

Too many variables so ask your doctor simple superficial lumpectomy away from the axilla 2 to 4 days.
- no heavy lifting no bench presses. Larger, deeper, closer to axilla 7days due to discomfort i allow stair master or jogging with limited arm motion after 7 days but every case is individual. No swimming for a week. You should be golden at 3 weeks - all depends - on your situation!

In brief: ASK YOUR SURGEON

Too many variables so ask your doctor simple superficial lumpectomy away from the axilla 2 to 4 days.
- no heavy lifting no bench presses. Larger, deeper, closer to axilla 7days due to discomfort i allow stair master or jogging with limited arm motion after 7 days but every case is individual. No swimming for a week. You should be golden at 3 weeks - all depends - on your situation!
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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