Recovery, care-giving time after surgery?

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Question from mcgrath: I'm going to have a lumpectomy for DCIS in a couple of weeks. How long (on the average) will it take to heal? How long will my husband have to take care of me?
Answers - Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. The recovery from this surgery will be very quick and complete. In this situation there is often no concrete job for the caregiver, other than to be loving and supportive.
Marc Silver Don't tell your husband I said this, but if there are any chores that you always wanted him to do, now's the time!

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Partners, Loved Ones, Caregivers: Taking Care of You featured Author Marc Silver and moderator Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. answering your questions about how you can take care of your loved one and yourself during and after breast cancer treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2007.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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