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Lymphedema And Breast Cancer In Women

When To Call Your Doctor Or Nurse

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  • If  you notice any swelling, with or without pain, that lasts for 1 to 2 weeks
  • If any part of your affected arm, chest, breast, or underarm area (axilla) feels hot, looks red, or swells suddenly. These could be a sign of infection and you may need antibiotics
  • If you have a temperature of 100.5 'F or higher (taken by mouth) that is not related to a cold or flu
  • If you have any new pain in the affected area with no known cause 

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