Lymphoedema is an excessive collection of fluid in the leg, trunk or body part, due to disruption of the normal lymph flow. The disruption is mainly due to the removal of the lymph nodes during surgery for cancer and/or radiotherapy for cancer treatment. If you have undergone surgical removal of lymph nodes or radiotherapy, you may be at risk of developing lymphoedema.
It may be helpful to find out from your doctor which lymph nodes have been removed during the surgery and which part of the body has been treated by radiotherapy.
Consult your doctor immediately if:
You can reduce this risk with the following advice and precautions:
The treatment of lymphoedema of the leg is carried out by the physiotherapist in KK Hospital.
Lymphoedema treatment includes: