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Researchers at Mayo Clinic suggest that many women develop anxiety about getting lymphedema after surgery; however, this fear largely exceeds the risk of actually developing the complication.
Patients’ Fear Of Developing Lymphedema Far Exceeds Risk Following Breast Cancer Treatment Main Category: Breast Cancer Also Included In: Lymphology/Lymphedema; Psychology / Psychiatry Article Date: 27 Feb 2013 – 1:00 PST
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Women who have had the lymph nodes under their arm surgically removed during breast cancer treatment are warned to avoid certain practices that can cause lymphedema – a condition that causes chronic, painless swelling in the arm. Now, a new study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that the vast majority of women who un…