Feb 26, 2004 - 5:08 pm
This is my first posting...I am 30 and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's stage IIA one year ago. I had a lymph node biopsied from under my left arm followed by ABVD. After my chemo I still had a lump under the right arm--the PET scan was negative, but my doc did a biopsy of the right arm mass and it was just scar tissue. We then did a light course of radiation. I was warned that I might get lymphedema in the right arm because that biopsy came so close before radiation. However, last week my LEFT arm swelled up on me and I am getting therapy for lymphedema. Everything I am learning about it is geared toward breast cancer survivors. Is there anyone out there who has lymphedema?