Lymphedema is one of cancer treatments ' dirty little secrets that can stick with you long after treatment has ended. So exactly what is lymphedema? Are you at risk? Can it be prevented? My Story: “I was first told about lymphedema after my lymph nodes had been surgically removed. My surgeon referred me to a lymphedema therapist and said, ‘You ’ re now at risk for lymphedema.’ What was she talking about? How could this seemingly minor surgery cause anything? Even after I saw the lymphedema therapist, I thought she was making a really big deal out of nothing. I didn’t understand what taking those lymph nodes could do. Now I get it.” I’ve jam packed this guide with all the information I wish I’d known before getting lymphedema. Get the facts so you can take care of yourself!