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Can radiation cause arm lymphedema from non-hodgkin's lymphoma?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, although
The non-hodgkins lymphoma can cause lyphedema itself, even without radiation.

In brief: Yes, although
The non-hodgkins lymphoma can cause lyphedema itself, even without radiation.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Any disruption of the lymph vessels (from surgery or radiation) can lead to lymphedema.

In brief: Yes
Any disruption of the lymph vessels (from surgery or radiation) can lead to lymphedema.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
In brief: Radiation scarring
Lymphedema is when there is compromise of the lymphatic circulation.
This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely carried in arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. It is pushed along by normal body movements. Radiation for any reason/trauma/infections can cause scarring which impairs/blocks flow resulting in the thick swelling.

In brief: Radiation scarring
Lymphedema is when there is compromise of the lymphatic circulation.
This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely carried in arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. It is pushed along by normal body movements. Radiation for any reason/trauma/infections can cause scarring which impairs/blocks flow resulting in the thick swelling.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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