DR. VODDER-SCHULE WALCHESEE AUSTRIA
oedema / Leg oedema / Head oedema
For example, a breast cancer patient may experience swelling on the affected side following a lumpectomy or mastectomy and removal of some lymph nodes. This may subside without treatment but in some cases the swelling remains or may even occur years later after surgery. This is known as secondary lymphoedema. It may also occur after a hysterectomy, cervical or prostate cancer but can still be helped by this treatment.
should be stressed that not everyone develops lymphoedema, and certainly
the patient who complies with the instructions given by the hospital
after surgery is greatly reducing the chances of developing this problem.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for lymphoedema but MLD will maintain
healthy tissue and most certainly reduce the amount of fluid in the