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What should you know before any surgery for breast cancer?

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Before any surgery, your doctor should give you information about the procedure, recovery, and follow-up care. Read it over, and get all your questions answered beforehand. When you understand the surgery and the possible complications, you’ll be better able to care for yourself and catch problems early on.

From: Complications of Breast Cancer Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

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Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

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