As defined in WebMD: Lymphodema is a big issue for anyone at all who has had lymph nodes removed, and that could be from breast cancer treatment, it could be from cancer that might be in the groin for instance or near the groin, it can be from head and neck cancers and you can get lymphodema in the face, so there's a lot of times that the lymph fluid doesn't flow well when the lymph nodes are taken out and that fluid builds up and needs to be treated.
As defined by Google: Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body.
According to my doctors, it was caused by 6 months of chemo therapy while treating my cancer. I also have it on my fingers causing difficulty on the keyboard when I am typing. Medications are not helping.
There are days when the pain is so severe I don't want to go. Somehow I find the strength and drag myself to the center to take my yoga class. After an hour of breathing properly and stretching my muscles, I feel amazing. I even smile.