When lymph nodes are removed in cancer surgery or damaged in trauma, the limb or area can swell many times the normal size. You can help Lymphedema with lymphatic system detoxification. Lymphedema can occur any time after surgery from the day after to 30 years later. It all depends on when the lymphatic system becomes overwhelmed with cellular waste. If you have mild to moderate swelling after surgery you will see a big difference in your edema by learning how to use diet, supplements, and Self-Lymphatic Drainage to help better control your edema. Without maintenance, Lymphedema will progress and worsen over time.