Travel after breast cancer might be daunting for some women, but we think you deserve a getaway, and we know you can handle it. Our friend Karen C. After my cancer, though, my children were in their twenties and self-sufficient, so the opportunity to travel opened up. My travel commenced about a year after treatment. I was nervous about not feeling well while traveling, so I decided to visit countries with established health care systems.
How high your risk is depends on whether you have any other risk factors for the condition, outlined below. You can talk about your situation with a physician, nurse, or therapist who specializes in breast cancer recovery and lymphedema management. If you have multiple risk factors, these actions become even more critical. What about airplane travel?
Lymphedema is a problem that may occur after cancer surgery when lymph nodes are removed. Lymphedema can occur months or years after treatment. But steps can be taken to help keep it from starting, and to reduce or relieve symptoms. If left untreated, lymphedema can get worse.
I am planning a trip and a friend told me I need to wear some sort of a arm bandage on my arm to prevent swelling in the arm where the nodes were removed. Is this true and where do I need to go to get the bandage? Should I contact my oncologist regarding this issue? Thank you. There has been a longstanding controversy regarding the use of prophylactic compression garments following lymph node dissection during air travel.