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by Jan3411
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

I have just had some information from Amoena, who make breast prosthesis and bras and such like. By chance I was looking at prosthesis for swimming and up popped an article about drains after surgery. It is here and may be of interest. ;) http://www.amoena.com/uk-en/your-lifestyle/drain-wound-care/...
by Jan3411
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

I would also recommend talking to surgeon, if GP is dismissing the problem? I am sure nurse can do it locally, or she might need to be readmitted to sort out a drain. Call surgeon first thing. Thank you for your input---yes to asking the question that in hindsight should have been asked on the day....
by Jan3411
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

Hi Jan, Silly question - if her surgeon was on a visit yesterday, what did he/she advise? I'd follow the surgeon's advice if possible. Yes in hindsight the question to have asked would be "OK so what do I do now?!"Unfortunately (I speak from experience!) one does not always ask the right ...
by Jan3411
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

A friend is having real problems in this respect.Her own GP refuses to do it,saying her surgeon would want her to go to Montpellier,where she was operated on (4hour return journey,by which time the breast is full of fluid again)Her surgeon on a visit yesterday laughed at this idea.Can she override h...

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