What can be done about chemo swelling of the feet and legs?

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What can be done about chemo swelling of the feet and legs?

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Senior Editor Melanie Haiken, who is responsible for Caring.com's coverage of cancer, general health, and family finance, discovered how important it is to provide accurate, targeted, usable health information to people facing difficult decisions.

Feet and legs swell during chemotherapy treatment for cancer because of edema, or fluid buildup. This can be painful and uncomfortable and can make it hard for cancer patients to walk. Here are a number of suggestions from one of our experts on how to prevent and reduce swelling and make your loved one more comfortable.