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At Risk for Lymphedema

Who is at Risk?

Lymphedema occurs often in breast cancer patients after surgery following underarm lymph node removal and radiation treatments. Lymphedema may also occur after surgery for uterine cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, vulvar cancer, ovarian cancer as well as head and neck cancer. Other types of lymphedema, in the lower extremities, may also be the result of chronic venous insufficiency or from a congenital condition. Whatever the cause, lymphedema may develop within days or many years after treatment.

Reduce Your Risk

Here are some good ways to reduce your risk of developing lymphedema:

Source: Susan G. Komen For The Cure

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Supported by grants from Susan G. Komen SW Florida
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