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Topic: Workouts post mastectomy

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Jul 25, 2017 07:36PM

NEP wrote:

I am post MRM with axillary dissection, 3rd year running. I have started doing workouts in gym, is it suggested to do chest workouts??

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Aug 3, 2017 10:50AM vlnrph wrote:

You are probably concerned about doing something that might trigger lymphedema so I would recommend beginning upper body exercise very carefully, using low weights/few repetitions and looking at the website stepup-speakout for guidelines. Also the LE thread here has lots of gals who can tell you what they find helpful.

If your facility has anyone with knowledge about cancer recovery, it might be worth hiring them as a personal trainer. I like water aerobics the best. My swollen arm gets support and being in the pool is more social than slaving away on a bunch of machines all by yourself!

IDC too! 🎻💊👪🐩 🇫🇮 🌹🦋 Rt MX+DIEP 4-2011; ALND 5-2011 d/t micromets; TC X 4; tamoxifen; lymphedema 9-2011; switch to letrozole 3-2014 for 1 yr; bone mets 8-2018: Zometa, rads to spine, Faslodex+Verzenio; 11-2018 vertebroplasty Dx 3/7/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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