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Types of Lymphoedema

There are two main types of lymphoedema
  1. Primary lymphoedema – lymphoedema caused due to faulty genes which develops at birth or shortly after puberty.
  2. Secondary lymphoedema – lymphoedema caused due to damage of lymphatic system caused by injury, infection, trauma or cancer.
Cancer treatment by radiotherapy can damage the lymphatic system while destroying the cancer cells.
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