Physical Recovery from Breast Cancer

Recovering from breast cancer treatment is different for each woman, and depends on the extent of the treatment received.

This is a matter of healing.

After your surgery, however major or minor, you will need time to heal. You may also need to do some physical therapy or stretching exercises to regain your body's "range of motion." Ask your health care provider if this is necessary for you.

Once your treatment is finished, it's important to have regular follow-up exams. Don't forget to visit the Long Term Follow-up section for more information about regular follow-up exams.

"Wall Walking" is a common range of motion exercise.

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