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|11/13/2011||Does manual lymphatic drainage massage accelerate the rate of progression of mets? |
I have lymphedema in the left arm and trunk due to treatments of my original dx (triple neg IBC). Treatments included 6 rounds TAC, bilateral mastectomy, and radiation. Recently a local recurrence was found, and re-excision completed. Testing at that time indicated two positive lymph nodes between my lungs. Current treatment is Xeloda, 1500mg twice a day, two weeks on and one week off.
MLD massage and compression sleeves have been effective in controlling the LE. But I now worry about continuing the MLD.
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|11/14/2011||There is no known risk of lymphedema treatment and the development of mets.|
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