• Mini Mini
    November 30, 2009
    How soon after diagnosis of breast cancer is surgery carried out?
    Mini Mini
    November 30, 2009

    Breast cancer has been diagnosed and there are 2 lumps in one breast - one large and one small. The doctor has stated that a mastectomy is required and there's a follow-up in one week to discuss findings of the biopsy. How soon after is the surgery carried out typically?

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 30, 2009
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 30, 2009

    Hi Mini - The surgery will probably be scheduled within a few weeks or a month - it all depends on the surgeon's schedule, and operating room availability. At this time of year, it's liable to be slower than usual, due to vacations and holidays. But don't worry - in general, breast cancer is very slow growing, and the lag time isn't a problem. Best of luck to you - PJH


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