Post treatment

FormerMember
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Hi.

Looking for some advice. 

I'm 5months post radiotherapy on neck and woke up this morning with oedema in the area. I know its normal I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to deal with it.  Its quite tight and hot

  • Hi

    I've just noticed your post in the radiotherapy group as I was looking through the list of unanswered posts.

    Having had no experience with oedema myself I looked it up on the NHS website where it says, amongst other symptoms, to get in touch with NHS 111 immediately if:

    • the swelling is severe, painful or starts very suddenly
    • the swollen area is red or feels hot to the touch

    It does say that oedema happens in the ankles, legs and feet so I'm not sure if this is what you have as you say the swelling is on your neck.

    I hope that everything's okay.

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