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Link between breast cancer surgery and swollen arm syndrome

There is a link between invasive breast cancer surgery and swollen arm syndrome, known as arm lymphoedema, a study from the Queensland University of Technology has found.

The study found women who underwent extensive and invasive surgery were four times more likely to develop the syndrome.

The study also identified risk factors which increased likelihood of the syndrome, including a lack of exercise and body weight.

Read more at Queensland University of Technology