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Pain of swollen arms hits breast cancer patients in the pocket
Los Angeles Times

It can be one of the nasty surprises for breast cancer patients.

After the lump, the biopsy, the surgery, the radiation and the chemo, the wig and the mastectomy bathing suit — as if these things were not enough — suddenly one arm, or both, swells monstrously, painfully.

It is lymphedema. And nobody warned you about it.