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Lymphedema is a common chronic, debilitating condition in which excess fluid called lymph collects in tissues and causes swelling in them. It is common after a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy.

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      • What Causes Stress Among Breast Cancer Patients?
      • How Can I Reduce Stress?
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