Lymph glands still swollen 6 months after surgery

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Lymph glands still swollen 6 months after surgery

by Nancy_G_8 on Tue May 28, 2002 12:00 AM

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Anyone have any suggestions on what to do to reduce/get rid of swollen lymph glands (or nodes?) following breast cancer surgery? Was not a mastectomy but most of the breast and lymph nodes were removed, but there is still a lot of swelling there. Surgeon says nothing can be done.

RE: Lymph glands still swollen 6 months after surgery

by Dr_Kim on Tue May 28, 2002 12:00 AM

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Dear Nancy, Symptoms you describe make me think you may have lymphedema. There are natural ways to manage and prevent lymphedema. I found a wonderful website at www.lymphnet.org that will provide you with tips for reducing the swelling through moderate exercise, massage and nutritional therapies. There are many herbs that act as natural diuretics, including dandelion, that might be helpful to you. In addition, anti-inflammatory natural supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, bromelain may help reduce swelling. If you need additional information on natural therapies for prevention of breast cancer recurrence, contact Cancer Resource Center at 800.940.2822 and ask for their free nutritional packet of information. Healthy Regards, Kim Dalzell, PhD, RD, LD Author, Challenge Cancer and WIn! Program Director, Holistic Nutrition Services Cancer Resource Center

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by kellie_a on Mon Jun 17, 2002 12:00 AM

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I have still have swollen lymph glands 14 months after surgery. I am seeing a lymphedema therapist. She has recommended compression sleeve for arms and a very good sports bra for under the arm. She has also recommended massage therapy and exercise. Contact any Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy office.

Swollen Lymp Glands

by Claudia_H on Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Kellie, I also had a swollen arm from having a lumpectomy and chemo and radation it has been 4 years and I just used a sleeve when I worked outside but now it is ok so I think in time yours will be ok too. Claudia H
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