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Many cancer treatments can mess with your body’s lymphatic system. If you haven’t heard much about this system, no worries, most people haven't either. The lymphatic system is part of your immune system and runs throughout your entire body. One of its main jobs is to drain your tissue of the waste filled fluid left behind by your circulatory system.

When parts of your lymphatic system are permanently damaged during certain cancer treatments, it can forever impair your system's ability to drain this waste filled fluid from your tissues in the affected area. Over time, the excess fluid can begin to backup and cause visible swelling. The longer this fluid sits in your tissues, the more difficult it is to get rid of. Your tissues can become irreversibly damaged and you 'll be at risk for a number of other really unpleasant complications.

What are some of the physical symptoms caused by Lymphedema?

Lymphedema can make you feel...

 

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written by Sue Callison, daily wearer and founder of SolideaMedical.com

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