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Myths and realities (FAQ)

Myths and realities (FAQ)

Is it true? Myths, facts and statistics about lymphedema risk


A study conducted at the MUHC suggests that preventive wearing of compression garments reduces the occurrence of lymphedema in women undergoing breast cancer surgery. It is assumed that a similar preventive intervention for gynecological, genitourinary and melanoma cancers could produce similar results. Further studies are needed to provide more evidence.

The best-known and most effective advice for preserving the general health of the population applies perfectly to reducing your risk of lymphedema.