Controlling Lymphedema

Lymphedema is swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms and legs, and it is a common risk associated with cancer surgery. Particularly following breast surgery, the affected arm often starts to swell.  The swelling often starts in the hands.   The same is true of the legs after surgery for colon, prostate and ovarian caners.

Once it’s been diagnosed, it takes daily management to keep lymphedema in check. One effective treatment for lymphedema is the use of compression sleeves after therapy during the day and night to manage the swelling in the area. These compression devices are comfortable, easy to use and come in a variety of sizes.

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  1. This is a good,common sense article.Very helpful to one who is just finding the resouces about this part.It will certainly help educate me.

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