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5 Ways to Reduce Lymphedema Risk After Breast Cancer

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5 Ways to Reduce Lymphedema Risk After Breast Cancer

If you’ve had lymph nodes removed or had radiation therapy during breast cancer treatment then you are at-risk for lymphedema.  There is no true way to determine whether a breast cancer patient will get lymphedema following treatment; lymphedema can occur in patients that have had no lymph nodes removed and are as many as 25 years or more in remission. It is important to be aware of the risk of lymphedema & follow risk reduction practices as recommended by your doctor or physical therapist to reduce lymphedema occurrence and prevent future swelling.