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Chronic Swelling

Chronic swelling could be lymphedema.  Lymphedema is the accumulation of fluid in an arm, leg, head, or neck following surgery, radiation therapy, or chronic infection.  Early detection and treatment can reduce problems down the road.  Talk to your doctor for treatment options right for you.

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