Yoga and Cancer: A Sequence to Help Alleviate Lymphedema

Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
woman practicing yoga for cancer to help alleviate lymphedema

One of the most distressing side effects of cancer treatment is lymphedema, a swelling of the extremities caused by damage to the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and consists of nodes, vessels, and organs that transport lymph throughout the body. Lymph transports white blood cells through lymph nodes which are grouped in the throat, underarms, abdomen, and groin. These nodes store cells that help fight infection and filter the lymph before it returns to the bloodstream.

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