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After breast cancer surgery

Read about what happens after breast surgery, exercises you need to do, and how to cope with possible problems.

What happens after surgery

Find out how you’ll feel after your surgery, when you can go home, and about follow up appointments.

False breast shape (prosthesis) after breast cancer surgery

Find out about temporary and permanent prostheses to create a breast shape after surgery for breast cancer.

Exercises after mastectomy or lumpectomy

Find out about the exercises you need to do after breast cancer surgery, and how and why you do them.

Possible problems after mastectomy

Find out about the possible complications after surgery to remove the breast.

Possible problems after lumpectomy

Find out about the possible complications after a wide local excision operation (lumpectomy) for breast cancer.

Life after breast cancer surgery

Find out about life after breast cancer surgery, how you might feel, and who can help.

Last reviewed: 
25 Oct 2017

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