What is Lymphedema?

What is Lymphedema?

In your research on information about breast cancer, you may have come across a condition called lymphedema. Lymphedema affects the lymphatic vessels, which are responsible for transporting protein-rich fluid back into the circulatory system. When lymph vessels or lymph nodes are missing, impaired, damaged, or removed, the fluid isn’t properly transported or filtered, and a build-up occurs. This results in swelling and thickening of the skin.