Undergone Cancer Surgery To Remove Large Malignant Tumour Under The Skin On Cheek And Again A Smaller Tumour On Neck. Treatment?
exercises, compression bandages, skin care
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Lymphedema is the accumulation of fluid in the lymphatic system resulting in swelling.
It can occur in cancer or during treatment due to disruption of the flow of lymphatic fluids.
There are different methods that are recommended to treat lymphedema.
Lymphedema therapy specifically refers to : (1) specific exercises that are taught to encourage drainage. These are shown by a specialist trained in this area
(2) compression bandages that also encourage drainage and reduction in swelling. It helps the fluid to move through the lymphatic system.
(3)skin care- this reduces the chance of any infection and prevents the skin from drying
(4) massage therapy to also allow for the movement of any fluids.
It can take a varied amount of time for a response to be seen. It can vary from weeks to months.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions