Category Archives: Surgery

Rehab and Physical Therapy after Cancer treatment & surgeries!

I was reading this great article, “Survivors Face a Major Gap in Post-Cancer Care”, on WBUR.org the other day and it brought up a good point, that most of the doctor’s never mention you should go to physical therapy after breast cancer surgeries and or radiation. As a cancer survivor I have to said it [...]

Now What? A Patient’s Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy

Now What?: A Patient’s Guide to Recovery after Mastectomy by Amy Curran Baker This is by far not a sexy topic to write about- but like all things CancerVictory, it’s an extremely practical book. My hat is off to Amy Curran Baker for tackling this issue. And it’s a good book- well researched, well thought-out [...]

How come the doctors never mention drains after surgery?

Or if they do mention them- it’s in passing. Like it’s no big deal. Well, it IS a big deal! Only because most people are unprepared for them. Where do I put them? How do I shower with them? And what? I have to have them for another 2 weeks??? Are you kidding me?  The [...]