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If I have a bilateral mastectomy with no reconstruction, how long is full recovery for an active lifestyle, for example, hiking and swimming?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Gail Horton Profile
    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    I was ready to go back to work after 4 weeks with restrictions for no lifting, so I would estimate that you could resume those activities after 6 weeks. But you should check with your surgeon to be sure.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Adrienne private Profile
    anonymes
    Stage 3C Patient
    I had bmx without reconstruction (I can't until after radiation.) I stayed with patents for 3 weeks to recover. I could function fine, only pain still under armpit from some nerve damage. I could not swim yet. I was at work a month after operation with lifting restriction.
    about 8 years Comment Flag

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