Post-Mastectomy Breast Cancer
Many women (and men) undergo mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery as part of their breast cancer treatment plan. Some may also require radiation treatment to the affected area, and some may require the removal of lymph nodes from the axillary (arm pit) region as well. While these treatments are very effective for addressing breast cancer, they often leave the patient with residual problems, including shoulder pain and dysfunction, severe scar tissue and soft tissue restrictions, and lymphedema.
Research has shown that post-mastectomy physical therapy “widely improves” quality of life for women who undergo these types of surgical procedures. At Mobility Project Physical Therapy, physical therapists will work with you to improve your range of motion, strength, soft tissue and scar mobility, and teach you how to prevent and treat lymphedema, so that you can regain normal function, and return to living your life as normally as possible, as soon as you can.
If you have undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery for breast cancer, and you are experiencing issues with limited shoulder range of motion, weakness, shoulder pain, scar tissue and pain in the region of your chest wall, contact Mobility Project Physical Therapy in Eugene, OR today to schedule an initial consultation to discover how our physical therapists can help reduce your pain, improve your function, and prevent or treat lymphedema. We will coordinate with your team of cancer physicians to help you gain back your quality of life after breast cancer treatment and surgery ASAP.