Women's Health

Breast Cancer Side Effects: Lymphedema

Keeping up with regular checkup appointments can keep symptoms at bay

Getting regular checkups from your doctors will keep side effects like lymphedema at bay. Your doctors know what to look for, even if the changes are ever so subtle, and they may be able to catch it before you do. Eating a healthy diet and making other healthy lifestyle choices can help lessen the likelihood that you will develop lymphedema after cancer treatment, but there is truly no way to know who will and will not develop the condition.