Patient Education

Breast Cancer Survivors

The New York Times presented an excellent photo essay on the faces of Breast Cancer.  You can see the full presentation here:

In summary, the incidence of breast cancer has increased since the 2000's.  However, the rate of survival has also increased owing to advances in screening and detection as wll as treatment medical breakthroughs.  What this means is that more women are living a long life - even after the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Six months after breast cancer surgery 85% of women report at least one of the following problems, pain, tingling, stiffness, weakness, loss of range of motion affecting the shoulder girdle.  All of these complications - often the result of scarring near muscle/connective tissue interfaces or muscle nerve interfaces can be reversed with physical therapy.

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