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Demystifying the Effect of Exercise on Lymphedema

Are you hesitant to engage in exercise due to common misconceptions surrounding lymphedema? Let's dispel some of these myths.

Contrary to popular belief, heavy resistance training is not off-limits, and you're not limited to lifting only 1kg with the affected arm. Exercise can be a powerful tool in your cancer treatment journey. Arm exercises performed in a controlled manner, be safe and do not exacerbate lymphedema symptoms. So, let's break free from misconceptions and embrace the benefits of exercise in managing lymphedema and enhancing overall well-being. 

Get insights from the Comprehensive Infographic authored by Physiotherapist specialised in Oncology Rosa Domínguez Coello.
Available for download.

Source: University of Cadiz
Authors of the publication: Sonia Ortega-Gómez and Ana Carbonell-Baeza
Author of the infographic: Rosa Domínguez-Coello.

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