Marilyn's Assessment

Gardening & genealogy

My roots

My nursing career

Need to educate about pain

Often untreated

Nerves try to regenerate

Zero to ten scale

What "nerve pain" is

Often untreated

There is not a lot in the literature about post-mastectomy pain syndrome. There are a few articles. They talk about it being two or three percent of women who have had some kind of breast surgery. There is a new article that states maybe we have underestimated it. It may be as high as 20 percent of women. It has just gone unrecognized. Women have said, "I'm having this pain," and somebody has said, "Well, there is no reason for that," and has just brushed it off. As they have begun to do some more in-depth studies of women down they are finding it is probably much higher. I'm convinced it is, as I talk to other people. I think it just often goes totally untreated.

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