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Lymphoedema - What it is

​What is Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is an excessive collection of fluid in the leg, trunk or body part, due to disruption of the normal lymph flow. The disruption is mainly due to the removal of the lymph nodes during surgery for cancer and/or radiotherapy for cancer treatment. If you have undergone surgical removal of lymph nodes or radiotherapy, you may be at risk of developing lymphoedema.

It may be helpful to find out from your doctor which lymph nodes have been removed during the surgery and which part of the body has been treated by radiotherapy.

Lymphoedema - Causes and Risk Factors

Lymphoedema - Diagnosis

Lymphoedema - Preparing for surgery

Lymphoedema - Post-surgery care

Lymphoedema - Other Information

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