A member asked:

I had radiation treatment for lymphoma cancer in february, now my right side of my face is swollen and painful. could my cancer be back?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Face swelling s/p RT: It may be superior vena cava syndrome with obstruction of the superior vena cava , either as a result of fibrosis - you had RT which can cause fibrosis or thrombosis you had cancer which makes one hypercoagulable, or if you had a device like a port (on the right?) or recurrence of tumor. Please call your oncologist or go to ER TODAY

Answered 6/29/2018

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