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My name is Anne from Africa. Was diagnosed with tnbc last year. I was 13weeks pregnant. At the same time my mum was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.

Am now 7 months after surgery and 6 months after radiotherapy and i see my hand is starting to swell.


  • nume
    nume Member Posts: 81

    Hi thespartan!

    It might be lymphedema. Did you have your lymph nodes removed?

    Check the Lympedema section/thread, maybe you find some answers but you must check with your Oncologist or somebody from their team.


  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,888

    Hi again @thespartan,

    As nume mentions, you may be in the early stages of lymphedema. You can read here all about Lymphedema, including signs and symptoms and ways to reduce risk or flare-ups.

    In addition, you may want to visit the Lymphedema forum, where our very helpful members can offer advice on how to manage this condition.

    Also, we echo nume's suggestion you bring this concern to your doctor as soon as possible, so that you can get it tended to before it gets worse.

    We hope this helps!

    —The Mods