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Healing of incesion site

Hi Doctor,
Wanted to know about how long does it take for the incession/scar to heal completely?? The reason I ask is because I had breast cancer in the right breast, but had a double mastectomy. Now I notice that the left breast scar is completely healed. But now the right side where the cancer was is almost but not complete, still a little bit about an inch in size not healed. Is this normal? Also I found 3 little red bumps on the right side of my chest, it that something that I should be concerned about or could it just be a sun rash? I'm hoping that it is nothing, but I will see my doctor for another fill in about a week.
Any information will be much appreciated, Thank you!
Stepaheda
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Since your cancer was on the right side, make sure you mention the bumps to your doctor. He may want to biopsy them. It is absolutely normal for one side to heal slower than the other. Especially the side with the cancer as that side usually has more skin removed, and has had more tension. It sounds as if you are undergoing tissue expansion, and that is another reason why the incision may be slightly red. Have a great day.Respectfully,

                          arch s miller ms md facs
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Thank you doctor for you information, yes this was very helpful. That explained a lot. Yes, I do have expanders in, I had a double mastectomy. I had dual carsinoma in-situ only in the right breast. I will show the little bumps to my doctor on my next visit, but I now notice that they are drying up. So maybe I was just having an allergic reaction to a sunscreen I had used, due to the fact that I am very sensitive to the sun and I now notice these little red bumps in other places on my body. Boy, this cancer thing sure make you jump every time you notice something new on your body. When does it all end??

Thank you for your help,
Stepaheda
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