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From the Forum: Not Risk Factors for Lymphedema: Blood draws, IVs, BPs, Exercise, Air travel

Risk factors for Lymphedema: High BMI, Axillary dissection, Chemotherapy (esp taxanes), Radiation, Infection

Not Risk Factors for Lymphedema: blood draws, IVs, BPs, exercise, air travel

Unfortunately the traditionalists outnumber the well-informed (and they have very strong feelings about these things).

JCO Lymphedema after Bilateral Surgery Mass Gen

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