• Has anyone experienced Lymphedema after radiation and chemo?

    Asked by Gary-Florida on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Has anyone experienced Lymphedema after radiation and chemo?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • SueRose's Avatar

      Hi Gary, I still have swelling of my mostly right hand, but it sometimes occurs on my left overnight too. When I do lymphatic brushing techniques they really help. It was worse during treatment but now its two years in remission and at least I don't have it in my legs like i used to. So I'd say its much better.

      25 days ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      Hi! Well I would say no about two months ago but now I might have to say yes. Sitting in a meeting one night trying to adjust the sleeve on my shirt. Couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it. Got home ready for bed and realized it’s not my shirt it’s my arm. It was swollen around the wrist. Ultrasounds and ct scans and we are still trying to figure it out but leaning towards lymphedema. My whole arm is swollen now and in fact noticing some swelling on the whole left side. That was my double surgery and radiation side. Had more test Monday and see the doctor tomorrow so we will see.

      18 days ago

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