A Multidisciplinary, comprehensive clinic, geared to treat, research, and prevent the array of symptoms known as “Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome”
A breast pain specialist can prescribe a tailored regimen for patients suffering form PMPS.
Physical therapy can improve soft tissue mobility, minimize and release scar tissue, and strengthen muscles.
If oral pain medications fail to fully address PMPS, patients may be treated with local anesthetics.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women across the United States. In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed, along with 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. As of January 2020, there are more than 3.5 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment. Mastectomy is part of the treatment in up to 40% of cases. Of that, up to 30% will develop Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS.)