Articles and resources to support people with lymphedema.
Blood pressures and IVs after mastectomy
About Breast Cancer and Exercise
Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain strength, energy, mobility, and to cope with cancer-related fatigue during and after cancer treatment. You should find an exercise that fits your interest and the needs of your body. If you don't feel comfortable exercising on your own, you can work with a physical therapist or a qualified trainer.
Gynecologic Cancer and Lymphedema
Lymphedema is when fluid (lymph) collects anywhere in your body and causes swelling (edema). Lymphedema can be a long-term side effect of some treatments for gynecologic cancers. It is not preventable, but there ways to reduce your risk of developing it and there are treatments available.
Lymphedema Q&A with Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH
National Lymphedema Network
Links to the The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) and to find treatment in your area.