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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Lymph: The lymph system drains the "sludge" out of our systems. It does not have it's own pump and relies on bodily movement to help put it along. Massage ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Risky activities: Lymph nodes monitor the status of the lymph which contains white cells that have eaten bacteria, viruses, etc and digested food too thick to go into t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Lymph: Lymphedema is a collection of protein debris. The lymph channels may be small or the numbers low. Proximal massage can help the channels "unplug" and ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lymphatic Massage: Lymphatic massage is a very gentle form of massage. The lymphatic system is made up of very tiny vessels that remove toxins from an area. Lymphatic ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: That is very ok as long as u enjoy it to your full satishfaction.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
No: Lymphatic drainage massage will not help or harm a patient with follicular lymphoma except it may relieve some anxiety.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes!: In fact it's a very good thing. There's a special type of massage called "lymphdrainage" that's very good for people who've had their lymph nodes rem... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Swollen lymph node: Because a swollen lymph node could represent infection that has been filter from the body into the lymph node where the body can destroy it. Massage c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Won't touch it: Only powerful remedies (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy) touch cancer. In fact, even a benign enlarged lymph node from a nearby infammatory process w... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Often when a muscle is strained or injured it will go into spasm. When the muscle is massaged it can irritate the muscle and cause more pain and more ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Likely not: There should be no issue, but would suggest you ask your oncologist first.

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