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Can a new tumor on my arm cause lymphedema?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on where the tumor grows and which tissues it involves, it certainly can cause lymphedema of the arm. In particular, if the tumor involves the lymph nodes in the arm pit (axilla), this could Prohibit lymphatic drainage from the arm and cause lymphedema.

In brief: Yes

Depending on where the tumor grows and which tissues it involves, it certainly can cause lymphedema of the arm. In particular, if the tumor involves the lymph nodes in the arm pit (axilla), this could Prohibit lymphatic drainage from the arm and cause lymphedema.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

It can certainly happen.

In brief: Absolutely

It can certainly happen.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Anything that impedes lymph flow will cause lymphedema.
A tumor can do that by putting pressure on the lymphatic channels.

In brief: Yes

Anything that impedes lymph flow will cause lymphedema.
A tumor can do that by putting pressure on the lymphatic channels.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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