Welcome guest blogger Carolyn Newman, warrior extraordinaire. She is a breast cancer survivor and Founder and President of Warrior Wear, Inc., a company that manufactures a fashionable line of affordable covers ups for lymphedema sleeves.
I am not a doctor, only a Lymphatic Fanatic. I am a 5 year breast cancer survivor with Lymphedema in my right arm. I am one of the 30% of women who will get Lymphedema as a result of a compromised lymphatic system due to surgery, removal of lymph nodes and radiation. In fact, all breast cancer patients and survivors are at risk if their lymphatic system has been compromised from any of the aforementioned treatments for breast cancer. I know this because I have done my research. Like some of you, I have thoroughly researched everything to death!
Research can be good. Being an informed patient is tantamount to recovery. Being your best advocate and striving for risk reduction and prevention of further disease and illness is our global goal and responsibility. (more…)