The Bass Breast Center offers several resources for breast cancer patients:
The following patient information sections are provided to help patients through their recovery process:
POST-SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS - click here to view document, print or download
This includes suggestions for managing pain, when to contact your health care provider or resuming activities.
DRAIN CARE - click here to view document, print or download
This information includes tips and advice to avoid fluid build-up under the skin which affects the ability for your incision to heal. Hygiene and other infection control information is also included.
EXERCISES AFTER BREAST SURGERY - click here to view document, print or download
This document includes some specific exercises for post-op breast surgery patients. Be sure to initiate an active exercise program only when cleared to do so by your physician!
LYMPHEDEMA - click here to view document, print or download
Lymphedema is abnormal swelling that can develop in the arm, hand, breast, or torso as a side effect of breast cancer surgery and/or radiation therapy. Learn more about this condition so you can be aware of signs and symptoms should they occur.
Your care is not only the physical part. The mental, social and emotional impacts can also require attention. We encourage you to check out KRH Cancer Support & Survivorship services. This program provides free activities that complement traditional medical care for cancer. These include support groups, nutrition, exercise, education and more. Family and friends are welcome to participate in most gatherings.