Sisters4Prevention Breast Cancer Resource

Surgery Decisions and Preparing for a Mastectomy

November 21, 2020 Judy Fitzgerald
Sisters4Prevention Breast Cancer Resource
Surgery Decisions and Preparing for a Mastectomy
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Sisters4Prevention Breast Cancer Resource
Surgery Decisions and Preparing for a Mastectomy
Nov 21, 2020
Judy Fitzgerald

The journey from biopsy to surgery is an extremely stressful and uncertain time.  Deciding between lumpectomy and mastectomy will depend on the clinical pathology resulting from your biopsy, and more information and further tests may be needed before reaching a final decision.  Organizing your surgery team if mastectomy is needed will require coordination between a breast surgeon and plastic surgeon.  Preparing for a mastectomy is not only psychologically challenging, but preparing for the physical challenges will help with the recovery phase following surgery.  Helpful suggestions of items that can help with comfort during recovery is discussed.

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Show Notes

The journey from biopsy to surgery is an extremely stressful and uncertain time.  Deciding between lumpectomy and mastectomy will depend on the clinical pathology resulting from your biopsy, and more information and further tests may be needed before reaching a final decision.  Organizing your surgery team if mastectomy is needed will require coordination between a breast surgeon and plastic surgeon.  Preparing for a mastectomy is not only psychologically challenging, but preparing for the physical challenges will help with the recovery phase following surgery.  Helpful suggestions of items that can help with comfort during recovery is discussed.

Support the show (https://instacart.oloiyb.net/GAg29)