24 Sep What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema
rancis Bevern, (name changed to protect patient identity) had to stop wearing her wedding ring. Even though her husband had died a few years back, she wanted to keep wearing the ring as a reminder of their relationship. But taking off the band was a necessary step because it didn’t fit her swelling finger. She had trouble fitting into her jacket and blouse sleeves and she experienced an odd and restrictive feeling in her arm and shoulder.
Stepping on her scale revealed she hadn’t gained any weight and she started to question the reasons for her newfound swelling.