Do You Know Enough About Lymphedema?

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.
A10% to 20%.
BUp to 40%, if you had lymph node(s) removed.
CIncreased, if you're obese.
DAll of the above.
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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.
ATrue.
BFalse.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
ALifting and carrying with the affected arm.
BExercise that involves repetitive arm motion, such as rowing.
CSitting in the Jacuzzi.
DLifting weights.
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