Lifting Weights Good for Breast Cancer Survivors


Check it out….carry that heavy bag, lift that toddler.  I do anyway.  I really forget about lymphedema for the most part. 

So tell me, do you or do you not believe this?  Some of you swell up at any sign of humidity and others of us don’t have any issues….yet. 

I feel like I’m helping keep away from lymphedema by exercising and lifting light weights.  I don’t go overboard but a few times a week I do some repetitions with my arms.

I’d be interested hear from anyone who has started exercising because they had lymphedema and it helped and I’d be interested to know if you feel like you aquired lymphedema from exercising and using your arms too much?

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One thought on “Lifting Weights Good for Breast Cancer Survivors

  1. Hopefully with more research the question will ultimately be settled among both doctors and patients. Exercise is helpful in a number of ways anyhow, and it certainly does not seem too far-fetched to assume that it helps in this regard as well.

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