Secondary lymphedema is a condition that some breast cancer patients and survivors develop after treatment. It is caused by damage to the lymphatic system during breast cancer treatment.
Breast cancer patients and survivors continue to be at risk of lymphedema years after their treatment. Secondary lymphedema is not life-threatening, but it can affect quality of life.
Effective lymphedema education is a shared responsibility. Whether you have had a breast cancer diagnosis or you are a provider of care you can help lessen the impact of secondary lymphedema by being informed about it, and informing others.
Learn how you can make a difference.
Lymphedema: Are You at Risk? Get informed with the basics of the lymphatic system, what lymphedema is, how to reduce the risk of secondary lymphedema, and how to treat it
Lymphedema 101: Frequently Asked Questions. You are not alone some commonly asked questions about secondary lymphedema related to breast cancer
Breast Cancer Patient Education: Secondary Lymphedema. Key Messages for Health Professionals. Educate your patients with basic, evidence-informed health messages on secondary lymphedema risk reduction and management