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having a lumpectomy on 1.7 cm lump with node biopsy as well.... What is the recovery time like? Pain? Drainage tubes? The lump is at 12 o'clock and very close to the surface.... Anyone with experience?

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    anonymous
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    This surgery is a breeze. I had next to no pain & never had to take meds they gave me. The lymp node area under the arm pit was a little sore & swollen for about a month. I had no drains put in & the surgery was about 2 hours with no hospital stay. Overall this surgery went well. My lump was small & also close to the surface. My incision was on my areola so my breast looked a little weird but I didn't care nor did my husband. I had 35 radiation treatments 6 weeks after & that went well as well. No burning or skin blistering just a really dark suntan on that boob. It went back to normal color in about a month. I went 5 days a week. Prayers to you. Your gonna do great
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      anonymous
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      Thanks this was extremely good to hear!

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Jennifer i agree with the other post but mine was 1.1 close to surface and under so cant really tell from 18 months ago i had breast cancer. Good luck , radiation little harder but essier thaan chemo.
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    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    My lump was right by my areola. I could feel it. Surgery was a breeze like the others said. My dr cut around the areola so I had no scar at all. Some swelling and bruising. My arm pit hurt from the nodes. I put a bandana up there so skin wasn't rubbing on skin. Helped a lot. Once the nerves start coming back to life, it's like being stabbed with a knife. Only lasts a minute. Like an electric shock. It would scare me and I would jump every time. This went on a couple of weeks. My margins weren't clean and more aggressive than thought, so I ended up having a bi-mast a month later.
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  • Karen Lodge Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I agree also. Mine was also close to surface and 2cm. No pain with lumpectomy or node removal. Mine was close to the node and only had one incision.
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    My surgery was also fairly simple & recovery was quick with minimal pain. I stayed in sports bras that I purchased @ walmart 3 for $9.00. I put so much thought into this out of fear & said that's it when it was all done. Jennifer u got this your going to b just fine.
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  • Mary Navarro Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Had my lumpectomy back in April. My lump was 1.6 cm. Surgery was fast, in and out of the hospital in 7 hours. No pain. Use a sports bra after.
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I was different in that I had more surgery.- I had partial mastectomy, lymph node, and implant exchange, with two drains. I was on pain meds for 2-3 days. Could do no lifting. Important to do arm stretches. Lymph node area was more painful - had to "ice " it. Drains in for two weeks. Got cellulitis at lymph area after all looked healed. Overall, not too bad. Be sure to get soft bra that opens in front, I got Fruit of the Loom at Walmart . Also. Shirts that button down front were helpful. Propped arm on pillow when needed. Tumor was in left quadrant of breast.
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