Weight Lifting Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors

Finding runs counter to standard advice doctors have given for years

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For some of the women in the study, the weight-lifting regimen, which was done at YMCAs in the Philadelphia area with fitness instructors who had received a three-day training in lymphedema care, left them feeling fitter than even before they had cancer, Schmitz said.

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The American Cancer Society has more on lymphedema.

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