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Post-surgery recovery takes time. Follow surgeon’s instructions, including care, restrictions, and medication. First week: manage pain, rest, drainage. Second week: wound care, dressing changes, gradual activity return. Third week: gradual activity increase.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is very likely that you are overwhelmed with fears, anger, emotions, depression or frustration. Here are top things patients experience when they are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Cancer treatments can cause several changes to your body. There are some side effects of each type of cancer treatment, which different people experience differently. As you prepare yourself for cancer treatment, you may benefit from these coping strategies.
Chemotherapy is a widely used treatment for cancer. The term ‘chemotherapy’ refers to the drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing. It works by killing the cells that divide in an uncontrolled way.
The first symptom of breast cancer that most women notice is a lump in their breast.However, most breast lumps are not cancerous. As many as 90% of them are non-cancerous. But it is important to check them at an early stage so as to prevent cancerous growths.
When your doctor tells that you have breast cancer, the natural reaction is that you wonder what would have caused the disease. No one knows what the exact cause is. Doctors don’t know why one woman gets breast cancer while other does not. He or she cannot point to a particular confirmed cause. We only know that it is caused due to the damage to a cell’s DNA.