Swelling (Lymphedema) and Cancer

As the title suggests, lymphedema is swelling. It usually occurs when lymph nodes are removed or the lymphatic system is damaged in some way. Damaged or blocked lymph nodes are unable to process the lymph (lymphatic fluid) that flows throughout our bodies normally, and the liquid begins to collect. Thus, we get swelling. How is…… Continue reading Swelling (Lymphedema) and Cancer

Peripheral Neuropathy: A Patient’s View

I don’t think I’d ever heard of peripheral neuropathy until I was thrown into the world of cancer treatment and cancer care. I know now it’s a common side effect of diabetes, but I’d not previously had any experience with that condition. These days, I’ve had plenty of experience with it – neuropathy, that is…… Continue reading Peripheral Neuropathy: A Patient’s View