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It's a condition that is more common than we think. Vicki Kiefer found out she had Lymphedema one year after she beat breast cancer - when her hand started to swell.
"I knew what it was because we had been informed when you get breast cancer, they said it could happen," Kiefer said.
"It can be caused by normal things - cancer is the most known. You may have had breast cancer and your lymph nodes removed so that circuit that completes the fluid flow isn't there anymore. Or it can be just from obesity where your stomach may sit in your lap and your leg swells because the fluid flow is pinched off," explained Karen Felderman, Fremont Health Occupational Therapist.
Learn more about what this condition is, how it's treated and what, if anything, you can do to prevent it.
"There are so many people out there with Lymphedema that don't even know they have it," Felderman said.
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