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Post-lumpectomy indentation


Re: Post-lumpectomy indentation

Hi Shelbybelbyboo


Thanks for posting.


Whilst it’s difficult to say if the indentation will be permanent, each person is different. If a large area was removed, it could be that the deficit won’t improve.


It’s important that you contact your breast team to assess you properly. They may want to check that this is normal healing. They can sometimes use techniques to correct the asymmetry.


At Breast Cancer Care, we offer a variety of services, which may help support you now or in the future.

Do call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000.


Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.  


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Best wishes




Breast Cancer Care Nurse


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Post-lumpectomy indentation

I am wondering if it's normal that after almost a year, the site of my lumpectomy has become massively indented (it is a big divot) and has a bruise like mark above the scar? Should I be concerned or is this normal to have happen a year later?