December 30, 2014

Lymphedema

Sandy, a 58-year-old woman with breast cancer, had recently undergone surgery to remove the lymph nodes under her armpits (also know as axillary lymph node dissection).  Her incisions had completely healed from surgery but she was still experiencing some discomfort and swelling. Before physical therapy, her upper arm circumference was 3 centimeters larger than before.