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When to get a prosthesis


Re: When to get a prosthesis

Hello chezweedon


Thanks for your post.


It can take several weeks for the chest area to settle after radiotherapy and it isn’t unusual for it to feel tender and tight for some time after this. You may want to wait for a few weeks until you have your prosthesis made so that it is a comfortable fit for you.


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When to get a prosthesis

Hi, had left breast mastectomy in November 2018 and finished radiotherapy 29th January 2019.

Chest area still feels a bit tight and sore in a couple of places, nothing that stops me doing anything though.

I have elected to have a prosthesis made, but not sure how soon I can have this. Any advice would be very helpful.