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Anyone still have discomfort months after a mastectomy?

LynnieLynnie Posts: 6

Hi everyone. After a diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer a year ago, I had chemotherapy then a mastectomy (with numerous lymph nodes removed) in August followed by radiotherapy which finished at the end of November.

The skin is pulled very tight so I expected discomfort from that but I am still quite tender around the scar area. Everything looks fine and healthy, I just wondered how others found their recovery.

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  • LynnieLynnie Posts: 6

    Thank you, it’s reassuring to know it’s early days in the recovery process.

    I’m quite enjoying lock down! I’m sure the novelty will wear off but it’s given us a chance to catch up on house and garden jobs that we missed last year.

    Hope you’re managing too, take care.



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