I am 2 months post 35 radiation treatments for Breast Cancer. I continue to have a rash that comes and goes and have a lot of swelling with the rash, to the point where I have pockets of fluid under my arm, around my breast and going around to my back. Is this normal or could this be lymphedema?
I did not have a rash or a pocket of fluid after my rads so I would for sure get that checked out by ALL my physicians.
You may want to check with your radiologist and then also check with the local physical therapists. There is usually one who specializes in lymphadema and mastectomy physical therapy. If it is lymphadema, quick help may stop a lifetime of swelling.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.