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At Risk for Lymphedema?

Are You at Risk of Developing Lymphedema?

Risk factors for lymphedema include:

  • Cancer treatment including surgery, lymph node removal or biopsy, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
  • Serious burns (including radiation), injuries, or surgeries that resulted in scarring or skin damage.
  • Being overweight, especially if it limits your movement.
  • Other medical conditions including lipedema, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), chronic heart failure (CHF), and other circulatory conditions.
  • A family history of “fat legs” can be a sign of the inherited form of lymphedema.


If you have one or more risk factors, you:

  • Can learn to minimize your chances of developing lymphedema.
  • Should know the warning signs of lymphedema and its complications, an infection may be the first sign of lymphedema.


Living Well With Lymphedema provides the information you need:

  • Warning signs of the onset of lymphedema
  • Information about lymphedema diagnosis and treatment
  • Related conditions and complications
  • Lymphedema-specific first aid
  • Prevention and nutrition tips
  • Helpful advice about dealing with insurance issues
  • Detailed explanation of the lymphatic system and its function

Get your copy now! Buy now in paperback from Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, or Barnes and Noble (ISBN 978-0-9764806-1-7) or see Ordering Information for other options.

Got a question or comment? Post it in the Living Well With Lymphedema, the book forum.

Publication: Living Well With Lymphedema
Updated: 2017-01-02


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