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You're not alone in having pain after breast surgery. Studies of women who had a variety of breast cancer operations found that between 25 and 60 percent reported some level of pain or sensations after breast surgery.
Breast cancer surgery requires that some nerves in the breast be cut. This can lead to:
Treatment for breast pain after surgery depends on the type and severity of pain you're experiencing. Treatment options might include:
Talk with your doctor about what may offer you the most relief.
Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.
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