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Questions concerning Lymphatic obstruction or blockage of the lymph nodes.
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|4/23/2012||I have beginnings of fluid swelling in arm after radical mastectomy 9 wks ago. Surgeon was not experienced and removed drain too soon and then didn't drain lg seroma for 2 wks. (Ltr drains reinstalled.) I'm not receiving proper guidance or care and don't know where to turn even though I am being seen at a lg nationally known medical ctr in Cleveland. What kind of dr do I need to see who will understand these issues?|
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|4/23/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Seek evaluation from a Certified Lymphedema Therapist for evaluation of your arm and lymphedema. Here is an excellent web site to refer to as well: www.lymphnet.org|
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