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Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

By Carmen Recupero / October 31, 2013 / Comments Off on Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

Education and awareness are key to helping women understand the importance of after care if they are considering breast cancer treatment. What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is a disorder of the lymphatic system affecting millions of Americans. When left untreated, lymphedema can become serious condition. It is particularly common among patients who have breast cancer surgery…

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Lymphedema Education: Specialty Store Helps Post-Surgery Patients

By Carmen Recupero / June 22, 2013 / Comments Off on Lymphedema Education: Specialty Store Helps Post-Surgery Patients

Education is an important part of preventing and treating lymphedema. Patients may not realize improperly fitting garments can be a contributing factor, especially after certain types of surgery such as lymph node removal and other breast cancer surgery: Following lymph node removal, patients can develop lymphedema, which causes the arm to swell. A poorly fitted…

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