Month: October 2021

Lymphedema

Debunking myths for breast-cancer survivors

For many years, breast cancer survivors have been given a laundry-list of warnings to heed post breast cancer treatment. These encompass but are not limited to not lifting anything over 5 pounds and avoiding manicures, saunas and even gardening. Why you might ask? These types of activities were thought to lead to lymphedema, causing swelling

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Breast Cancer-related lymphedema

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and many do not know that lymphedema is a possible side effect of breast cancer treatment. Lymphedema occurs when lymph fluid (white blood cells) collects in the arm (or other areas like the hand, fingers, chest/breast or back,) causing swelling (edema) to occur. Lymphedema can cause pain and even

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