Lymphedema

Aug. 14, 2012, 11:27 a.m.


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What is lymphedema?

 

Lymphedema is a build up of lymphatic fluid. It causes swelling in the arm and hand, and sometimes in the chest/breast/back on the side of surgery. When the lymphatic system is damaged, fluid collects in the tissues of the affected area causing swelling.

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