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Would it be safe to have surgery on an arm that has lymphodema

By Anonymous October 6, 2017 - 2:17pm
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Hello. Thank you for writing.

Chronic lymphedema develops slowly over time. It may show up many months or even years after cancer treatment. The swelling can range from mild to severe. The lymph fluid that collects in the skin and underlying tissues can be very uncomfortable. It can keep nutrients from reaching the cells, interfere with wound healing, and lead to infections. So, this is something to consider. You should discuss your specific condition and the risks of surgery with your doctor.


October 6, 2017 - 4:42pm
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