When Radiation Therapy Goes Awry: Helping Your Loved One With Lymphedema

Health & Medical Blog

Lymphedema, a disorder of the lymphatic system that causes extreme swelling, pain, and fluid retention in the limbs, affects some survivors of breast cancer that underwent radiation therapy, though the precise reason for this is unclear. In order to help your loved one as they struggle with this new condition, you will need to know and understand their lymphedema treatment options: Light Upper Body Exercise One of the first lymphedema treatment techniques that you can help your loved one try is a basic and simple upper body workout regimen.

13 February 2015