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Lymphedema is the abnormal buildup of fluid in soft tissue due to a blockage in the Lymphedema may develop immediately after surgery or radiation therapy. surgery for breast cancer often involves removing 1 or more lymph nodes under.

Swelling: The breast or surrounding tissue may become swollen or inflamed. The breasts may shrink or become more dense after radiation.

Your breast or chest area may appear swollen and feel This usually settles within a few weeks after treatment.