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Lymphedema is a condition that can cause significant swelling of the upper and lower extremities due to the build-up of excess lymph fluid. This can occur when the lymphatic system, which is responsible for draining excess fluid from the body and is a key component of the immune system, is damaged or altered. In breast cancer patients, this can occur after surgery, such as removal or biopsy of the lymph nodes, and/or radiation therapy. It is estimated that six percent to 40 percent of patients with breast cancer develop lymphedema, and that it often occurs within the first two years after surgery. For some cancer survivors and others at risk, a low level lymphedema can occur 10 years to 15 years following the initial primary treatment and develop into a condition that has a serious impact on overall health and quality of life.
Weight training can make a big difference for breast cancer survivors

Weight training can make a big difference for breast cancer survivors

ElastiMed raises $1 million investment

ElastiMed raises $1 million investment

Innovative new device improves breast cancer treatment

Innovative new device improves breast cancer treatment

Additional radiation to surrounding lymph nodes provides added benefit to breast cancer patients

Additional radiation to surrounding lymph nodes provides added benefit to breast cancer patients

Study examines use of yoga therapy to address lymphedema

Study examines use of yoga therapy to address lymphedema

Ultrasound narrows which breast cancer patients need underarm lymph nodes removed

Ultrasound narrows which breast cancer patients need underarm lymph nodes removed

NQMBC recognizes Cancer Treatment Centers of America for providing quality breast cancer care

NQMBC recognizes Cancer Treatment Centers of America for providing quality breast cancer care

New studies offer hope for breast cancer survivors struggling with cancer-related pain, swelling

New studies offer hope for breast cancer survivors struggling with cancer-related pain, swelling

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy have no negative effect on unborn babies

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy have no negative effect on unborn babies

Devon Medical Products gets FDA marketing approval for extriCARE 3600 NPWT pump and foam kit

Devon Medical Products gets FDA marketing approval for extriCARE 3600 NPWT pump and foam kit

Physician describes ways to combat post-cancer pain

Physician describes ways to combat post-cancer pain

African American women with invasive breast cancer less likely to receive invasive technique

African American women with invasive breast cancer less likely to receive invasive technique

New technology can non-invasively image human lymphatic system

New technology can non-invasively image human lymphatic system

New program appears to be effective in reducing risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors

New program appears to be effective in reducing risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors

Researchers use bioelectrical impedance analysis ratios to assess Lymphedema in breast cancer patients

Researchers use bioelectrical impedance analysis ratios to assess Lymphedema in breast cancer patients

Tactile Medical launches ambulatory device to heal venous leg ulcers

Tactile Medical launches ambulatory device to heal venous leg ulcers

Research finding could lead to potential treatment for lymphedema

Research finding could lead to potential treatment for lymphedema

Innovative microsurgery technique helps prevent lymphedema in patients with breast cancer

Innovative microsurgery technique helps prevent lymphedema in patients with breast cancer

Devon Medical gets ANVISA certification for extriCARE 2400 NPWT system

Devon Medical gets ANVISA certification for extriCARE 2400 NPWT system

Research shows overabundance of mast cells delays wound healing

Research shows overabundance of mast cells delays wound healing