Cancer Truth Note: #314
Cancer survivors who had lymph nodes removed or radiation treatment could be at risk for lymphedema. Ask your medical team for a baseline screening.
I am often asked, “What do I do if I have never been screened?” It is never too late to get screened for lymphedema. If you have heaviness or aching in your affected limb or torso without visible swelling that could be a sign of a low grade lymphedema. Ask for a referral to a certified lymphedema therapist. They are the best resource to educate you on the risks and the steps you can take to reduce those risks.
I recently added a section on the Fitness Design Solutions website titled Lymphedema containing videos and resources where you can learn more.
Have you heard of lymphedema? Have you been screened or gotten baseline measurements?
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