Do scars from breast surgery go away? As the scar heals, it will darken and flatten. It may take several months to a year for your scars to fade. If you have darker skin, you may be at a greater risk for hyperpigmentation, or possibly thicker raised scars such as hypertrophic scars or keloids.
Does breast cancer surgery leave scars? All breast surgery will leave some scarring but it’ll be different for each person. After breast cancer surgery, wound healing is helped by the formation of new collagen for around three months. The blood supply to the area increases, causing the scar to become raised, lumpy and red.
Can breast cancer look like a scar? When radial scars are large enough to be picked up by a mammogram, they can look like breast cancer. Scars that are larger than 6-7 millimeters (mm) have a better chance of containing cancer cells or atypical hyperplasia (overgrowth of abnormal cells). Biopsy is needed to tell radial scars apart from cancer.
Can breast cancer grow in scar tissue? Signs of breast cancer recurrence may include a lump in the breast, scar tissue or the chest area, as well as inflamed skin.