Lymphedema and Self Massage

Lymphedema is a medical condition characterized by swelling in the arms or legs, which usually occur as consequence of the removal or damaging of the lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are an important part of the lymphatic and immune system, and it is where the most common type blood cancer–lymphoma–develops. Lymphoma occurs when white blood cells called lymphocytes reproduce and enlarge abnormally, particularly the cells in the lymph nodes.

In this video by the breastcancersisters, watch “a tutorial showing how to do self massage to control lymphedema”.

Learn more about lymphedema here: http://bit.ly/1oABw0F

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Andreia has a degree in New Communication Technologies and experience in social media, design and tech. She is eager to find new ways to communicate and explore her curiosity about science and technology.

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