Breast Cancer Care: 6 Tips Post Surgery Recovery Lumpectomy

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Post Surgery Recovery Lumpectomy
When the patient regained consciousness after lumpectomy surgery (one surgery procedures in patients with breast cancer), surgeon or nurse will give you information about the post-surgery recovery that includes:

1. Drinking Anti Pain Medication

Patients will be given anti-pain medication in the recovery room, and the surgeon will usually prescribe when a patient leaves the hospital.

Patients can immediately redeem the anti-pain medication while on the way home, it could be a friend or a family members of patients who get the drug.

Although the patient may not need anti-pain medication, but it's good to have it as a stock if it needs it at any time.

2. Caring bandage / dressing (Dressing)

Ask your surgeon how to care for lumpectomy bandages. Sometimes, the surgeon will ask the patient to wait until the first follow-up visit after surgery so that he could lift the bandage.

3. Caring Drain (Drain Surgical)

If the patient has a drain in the breast or underarm area, the drain can be removed before the patient leaves the hospital.

But sometimes, drain stand until the first follow-up visit with the doctor, usually 1-2 weeks after surgery.

If you go home with the drain still attached, the patient needs to empty the reservoir fluid by removing the drain several times a day.

Make sure the surgeon gives instructions on how to care for the drain before the patient leaves the hospital.

4. Stitches and Staples

The majority of surgeons use stitches (sutures / stitches) that dissolve or blend with the patient's body over time, so no need to remove the stitches.

But sometimes, the patient will see the end of the string sticking out of incision like mustache. If this is the case, the surgeon can easily remove it.

Staples surgery (surgical staples) is another way to close the incision or incisions that generally will be made when the first visit after surgery.

5. To train Arm

The surgeon will usually show some regular exercise that can be done after surgery to prevent stiffness of the arm and shoulder on the side where the lumpectomy surgery.

Usually the patient will start training on the morning after surgery. Some exercises should be avoided to drain completely removable.

Ask your surgeon to ensure proper exercise routine. The surgeon should also give patients written instructions along with illustrations of how patients perform exercises.

6. Recognizing Signs of Infection

The surgeon should also explain how to determine whether the patient's lumpectomy surgical wound infection or not.