Very important info on lymphedema which is sometime minimalized. Good to know. Thank you for sharing.
March is Lymphedema Awareness Month. I deliberately posted this toward the end of the month because we all put Lymphedema at the end of the line in Breast Cancer. As someone who lives with the realities and challenges of Lymphedema every day, I am passionate about warning Breast Cancer Patients to PAY ATTENTION and get help and information about Lymphedema. Make sure you have attended a Lymphedema Class and arranged a consultation with a Lymphedema Therapist immediately after breast surgery. Preventative actions, treatment and knowing what to look for can help your future in a big way.
If you even have had one lymph node removed, you can get Lymphedema. Surgeons and Oncologists may tell you otherwise. Do not listen to them! I have had plenty of letters from women who had been told, “Don’t worry, you aren’t at risk for Lymphedema” by a physician and then BAM! Lymphedema hits in full force…
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