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Old 06-29-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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Breast Cancer now lymphedema

I'm 6 months post op from a massectomy and have developed lymphedema. They took out 18 lymph nodes (9 had cancer) I've been through 6 treatments of chemo and am 10 treatments through radiation. I have been to a "lymphedema clinic" where the girl was wrapping my arm so tight is was causing blisters on my hands so I fired her and I have ordered a pump, it's in the process of getting approved and should be here next week. Has anyone experienced the same thing and have any advise?
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Gale

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Old 07-18-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Re: Breast Cancer now lymphedema

I also had lymph nodes removed on my left side and was told never to have blood taken or blood pressure taken from my left arm to prevent lymphedma.
I heard about other people having that problem of swelling arm.
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