Is it the start of Lymphoedema?

I had a mastectomy and then axillary clearance in Jan 08, had very slight lymphoedema in two fingers and hand, which settled down really quickly, but for the last ten days I’ve had a prickly sensation in my upper arm, and my bra feels uncomfy around where my bulge is (left over skin towards the back of my armpit, seems many ladies have it!) There’s no sign of swelling, but would be glad of advice please, the hot weather probably isn’t helping.

Hi quarteter,

I have put for you below the link to BCC’s publication on reducing the risk of lymphoedema, I hope you find it useful.

breastcancercare.org.uk/server/show/nav.718/changeTemplate/PublicationDisplay/publicationId/103

Kind regards,
Jo, Facilitator