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How do you know if you have lymphoedema from breast cancer surgery?

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Look for swelling of the arm or hand on the side of the surgery. This happens to some women after the lymph nodes under the arm are removed. It may go away on its own, but you may need to see a physical or occupational therapist.

From: Complications of Breast Cancer Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

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Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

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