Lymphedema and Cancer Treatment

VIDEO | 9:00

The function of lymph nodes is to help to drain fluids and fight infection. The more lymph nodes removed, the higher the risk of lymphedema. Jeannette Zucker, a physical therapist and lymphedema specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the impact of surgery, including lymph node removal and the development of scar tissue, on the lymphatic system.