Breast Cancer

Do You Know Enough About Lymphedema?

Your Results: 0 of 4

View a Breakdown of your Answers

Question 1 of 5

1. As a breast cancer survivor, your risk of developing lymphedema sometime during your lifetime is:

  • A10% to 20%.
  • BUp to 40%, if you had lymph node(s) removed.
  • CIncreased, if you're obese.
  • DAll of the above.

Question 2 of 5

True or False: Lymphedema is a side effect of breast cancer treatment. Once I'm done with treatment, I'm out of the woods.

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.

Question 3 of 5

Initial symptoms of lymphedema include:

  • AA heavy feeling in the arm, on either side of the body.
  • BWarmth in the arm on your affected side, such as you might feel if you had a sunburn.
  • CSwelling in the trunk, especially on your surgery side.
  • DShooting pains in your arms and across your trunk.

Question 4 of 5

The cure for lymphedema is:

  • AA four-week course of massage and therapeutic wraps on the affected arm.
  • BDrugs, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Celebrex.
  • CA compression sleeve, worn until the symptoms disappear.
  • DAll of the above.

Question 5 of 5

If you have lymphedema, you should avoid:

  • ALifting and carrying with the affected arm.
  • BExercise that involves repetitive arm motion, such as rowing.
  • CSitting in the Jacuzzi.
  • DLifting weights.