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Re: Lymph nodes

Hi lisalocket1


Thanks for your post.


Having your lymph nodes removed does not weaken your overall ability to fight an infection that might affect your general wellbeing.


However, if you have had your lymph nodes removed, you may be at higher risk of lymphoedema on the side you had your surgery.  We have information on how you can help reduce your risk of lymphoedema here.


You may also be interested to know that if you have any concerns around Coronavirus and cancer treatment, our website has more guidance here.


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Re: Lymph nodes

Hi the nurses probably won't be able to respond to you til Monday but this is a response to an earlier post on similar topic https://forum.breastcancernow.org/t5/Questions-about-anything-else/Corona-virus-and-lymphodema/td-p/...


Lymph nodes

Does having lymph nodes removed during surgery weaken one’s immune system/reduce one’s ability to fight infection please?