Lymphedema is a swelling of a part of the body that is caused by the buildup of lymph fluids. It often happens in the arm, leg, face or neck. It can be caused by cancer or its treatment. There are many different types of lymphedema. Some types happen right after surgery, are mild, and don't last long. Other types can occur months or years after cancer treatment and can be quite painful. These types can also develop after an insect bite, minor injury, or burn.
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