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Re: Compression tights

Hello Scotdoll

Thanks for your post.

You ask about compression tights following your DIEP reconstruction. Some surgeons will advise the use of support pants which are available from high street stores and online but your surgeon may have a particular type that they would recommend. Your breast care nurse or team will be able to suggest a suitable option if this is what is needed in your particular case.

Talking to someone who has had a similar experience can be helpful and our Someone Like Me service can arrange for one of our volunteers to talk to you by email or telephone. Our volunteers have had a personal experience of breast cancer and are trained to provide support.

You can ring the Someone Like Me team on 0345 077 1893, or email them at someone.likeme@breastcancernow.org,so they can then match you to your volunteer. 

Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.

The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).

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Best wishes


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Compression tights


Any experience with compression tights for wound management following DIEP (10th September)?


Thanks Heather