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From the website of the Canadian Cancer Society (2023):
Lymphedema is swelling that happens when lymph can’t flow normally and builds up in the soft tissues of a limb. Lymphedema usually happens in parts of the body where lymph nodes have been removed or damaged by cancer treatment.
Lymph is a clear, yellowish fluid that contains nutrients, lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) and antibodies. Lymph travels throughout the body in lymph vessels. Lymph nodes sit along the lymph vessels. Their job is to filter the lymph.
Lymphedema Clinic - Segal Cancer Centre - Jewish General Hospital (Patients are referred to the clinic by their treating physician)
Information about Lymphedema - McGill Lymphedema Research Program
Lymphedema Basics - Lymphedema Association of Quebec
Lymphedema - Government of Québec
What is Lymphedema? - Canadian Lymphedema Framework
Lymphedema - Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery
Lymphedema (Swelling) in the Arm or Leg - BC Cancer Agency (BCCA)
Lymphedema - MedlinePlus (US National Library of Medicine)
Lymphedema - American Cancer Society
Gynecological Cancer and Lymphedema - OncoLink.org (University of Pennsylvania)
Lymphedema - Mayo Clinic
Lymphedema - Merck Manual
Lymphoedema and Cancer - Cancer Research UK
Lymphoedema - UK Macmillan Cancer Support