Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in adipose tissue just below the skin

During breast cancer surgery, the doctor may remove some lymph nodes under the arm to see if the cancer has spread; Removal of these changes the flow of lymphatic fluid, causing it to accumulate and causing swelling or lymphedema. One of the ways to combat lymphedema is to wear compression garments that are helpful in preventing or reducing swelling. One of the goals of our breast cancer program is to support women with lymphedema with their compression garments.

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