Talk with your doctor about the potential of developing lymphedema from any of your cancer treatments. By understanding your risk, you can support your lymphatic system before, during and after treatment to help reduce your risk of developing lymphedema.
Here's the hang up: Some doctors will totally dismiss lymphedema and make you feel uncomfortable and even embarrassed for bringing it up. But, please don ’t give in to their opinion. Lymphedema can be a real life suck if not detected early. This is YOUR body and YOUR life and I want to see you live it to the fullest.
Lymphedema can occur with any type of cancer, but it’ s more common in:
- Breast Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer