Q. I definitely want to avoid lymphedema. Is there anything I can do to ward it off, or is lymphedema totally random?
A. The very best thing you can do to help prevent lymphedema is to make sure you get full range of motion back in your arm, whether after surgery or radiation. Favoring the arm on your affected side, hunching your shoulder protectively, being too stiff to stretch your arm up over your head and around towards your back–these are all things that will make it easier for...Read more
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