Cellulitis from tight bra?
Hi, All — I'm 11 years out from diagnosis and Lx/Mx. I have had issues with LE off and on since, but not much in the last 4 years or so. I wore a more substantial bra on Sunday. I usually only wear it for a few hours and then take it off, but I wore it all day. When I took it off on Sunday night, my cancer-side…
Video: Lymphedema and Exercise
Hi all! This evening(some two hours ago) I was bitten by a mosquito on the arm with axillary clearance, on the mastectomy side. I`m freaking out about lymphedema now. I washed it with soap and I`m keeping ice on it. Any advice on what to do, please? How big is the risk now?
This is my first post in this group as I know I have IDC. I had my lumpectomy and SLNB yesterday. I was at hospital early as they put a wire in, they injected the lymph nodes with nuclear something, had a gamma scan, had an MRI and ultrasound. I was supposed to have the IDC and another suspicious area removed (that was…
PT for Lymphedema?
Hi! Has anyone else been sent to PT to stave off lymphedema after having lymph nodes removed? My surgery was a month ago and I have no symptoms. I just don’t want to waste more time and money if I don’t need to. Thank you for any insight!
New to Lymphedema? Start here.
The main Breastcancer.org site offers helpful information in the extensive Lymphedema section, including: Lymphedema Signs and Symptoms Reducing Risk of Lymphedema and Lymphedema Flare-Ups Lymphedema Treatments Finding a Lymphedema Therapist There are also great tips and practical advice on the following discussion board…