lymphedema


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(LIMF-eh-DEE-ma)

A condition in which too much lymph fluid collects in tissue. This causes swelling. It can happen in the arm after lymph nodes in the underarm are removed. It can also happen if there is radiation to the lymph nodes or chemotherapy. It can get worse if the arm is hurt in any way.

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Audio contributed by: Ann Curry

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