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Treatment for breast cancer may involve removal of lymph nodes from your armpit (axilla) during surgery. This puts the arm on that side of the body at risk of developing lymphoedema (swelling of the arm). The lymphoedema fact sheet provides information about lymphoedema, including tips to reduce your risk of developing lymphoedema, managing symptoms, travelling with lymphoedema, and state-based subsidies available for compression garments.

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