Lymphedema is a build-up of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just under your skin. This build-up causes swelling (or edema), most often in the arms or legs. Lymphedema can result from surgery or radiation therapy to treat certain cancers. Go here to learn more about lymphedema.

Understanding Lymphedema for Cancers Other than Breast Cancer

Lymphedema can be caused by surgery or radiation therapy in certain parts of the body. It can be a long-term problem, but there are ways to manage it. There are also things you can do to try to prevent it. You can learn more about lymphedema here.