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Any idea of what an elongated knot would be around lumpectomy site?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 2 years
  • Betti A Profile
    Survivor since 2013
    Scar tissue? Hematoma? Those are my guesses but you need to be asking your surgeon about it.
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  • Sue Boston Profile
    Survivor since 2014
    Hi Sandi, it may be cording, I had that after my lumpectomy. Here is the definition..... Cording. Axillary Web Syndrome is also known as “cording”. It is very common after mastectomy or lumpectomy with axillary node dissection (lymph node removal). It may be cording, I had that after mine. It ran down my side from the incision area.
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    • Betti A Profile
      Survivor since 2013

      I had a mild area of cording in my axilla following my mastectomy and lymph node dissection. My Surgeon got me a consult with an Occupational Therapist who worked it out using stretches and massage. She also gave me stretches to do at home.

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