Action Cards: Lymphedema

Use these card decks to help manage your symptoms from cancer treatment.

 

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a build-up of fluid in the fatty tissues just under the skin that causes swelling. Radiation or cancer impacting the lymph system can increase the risk of lymphedema.

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  • Wear loose clothing. Avoid pressure and squeezing of the affected area.

  • Avoid overuse. Repetitive movements can make your symptoms worse.

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