Managing the Cause and Effects of Lymphedema

June 8, 2023

Lymphedema caused by cancer treatment may not occur until months or years after treatment. It is most commonly associated with breast cancer patients who have had radiation treatments. It occurs when the lymph vessels are not able to adequately drain lymph fluid, usually from an arm or leg. Dr. Mei R. Fu (PhD, RN, FAAN), an internationally and nationally well-known nurse scientist, researcher, and educator, will discuss the basics of our lymphatic system, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options, along with preventative measures during cancer treatment.

This program took place during the Queens Support Group.

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