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Suggest Treatment For Swollen Arm After Having Breast Cancer Surgery

My mother -in-law is a cancer patient. she was operated 4 yrs ago for Brest cancer but after the operation (left side) her left arm has swelled from (shoulder)a lot. still swelling is there, doctors told to use fix bands every time, but that is not working. pls suggest a cure for this. she is still on medications.
Mon, 22 Aug 2022
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Hello,

Her situation is related to abnormal lymphatic drainage. The bands are the best treatment option. I would also recommend taking low dose diuretics (furosemide).

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Suggest Treatment For Swollen Arm After Having Breast Cancer Surgery

Hello, Her situation is related to abnormal lymphatic drainage. The bands are the best treatment option. I would also recommend taking low dose diuretics (furosemide). Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist