Category: Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema?

During breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy), some of the lymph nodes in your underarm (called axillary lymph nodes) may be removed.  They are checked to see if they contain cancer cells.  When axillary lymph nodes...

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What is lymph?  Lymph is a milky fluid that contains white blood cells.  (White blood cells help fight infections.)  Lymph vessels, like blood vessels, run all through the body.  They carry lymph, cells and other material. ...

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