Thanks for posting.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a special type of lymphatic drainage massage that should be carried out by a trained practitioner to treat lymphoedema. There is no evidence that massage can encourage breast cancer cells to spread around the body and it’s considered safe to have a massage.
You may want to read about treatments for regional recurrence.
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hi. I am currently waiting for biospy results to confirm, but my consultant has told me it looks likely that I have a regional recurrance in my pectoral muscle. There is also a query on possible spread due to pain in ribs. I am expecting scan results soon.
My current query is about MLD. I have lymphodema and have been having MLD for a few months to help control symptoms. Is it possible that this could spread the cancer given she is trying to move lymph out of that area?