Side Effects of Surgery

Information about the potential side effects of surgical treatments and how to manage them.


Adhesions

Adhesions are bands of scar like tissue that form between two surfaces causing them to stick together.

Altered Breast Size

In some patients with breast cancer, the treated breast can have changes in size or shape following surgery or radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Blood Loss

Blood loss can be a result of any surgical procedure. Patients with cancer or a history of cancer treatment have a greater risk of significant blood loss during surgery. 

Lack of Sensation in Breast

Lack of sensation in the breast is loss of feeling in the breast that can be caused by surgery or radiation.

Seroma

A seroma is an accumulation of serous fluid that occurs after surgery.

Surgical Site Infection

A surgical site infection is an infection that happens in the incision or deep tissue around the operation site, within 30 days of the surgery.

Urinary Retention

Urinary retention is the inability to urinate or to fully empty the bladder.

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