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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.
New molecule blocks lymphangiogenesis

New molecule blocks lymphangiogenesis

Study links arm/hand swelling to number of lymph nodes removed during breast cancer surgery

Study links arm/hand swelling to number of lymph nodes removed during breast cancer surgery

Super-microsurgical technique brings hope to breast cancer patients with lymphedema

Super-microsurgical technique brings hope to breast cancer patients with lymphedema

Overweight or obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors

Overweight or obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors

Synerx Pharma announces FDA submission of Isosulfan Blue injection ANDA

Synerx Pharma announces FDA submission of Isosulfan Blue injection ANDA

Improving quality of life after breast cancer treatment

Improving quality of life after breast cancer treatment

Gene could 'knock the sox' off cancer!

Gene could 'knock the sox' off cancer!

Some cases of breast cancer overtreated

Some cases of breast cancer overtreated

Cancer survivors are living "in limbo" with unmet needs for care

Cancer survivors are living "in limbo" with unmet needs for care

Nurse-administered prevention and management strategies can decrease incidence of lymphedema and improve quality of life in patients

Nurse-administered prevention and management strategies can decrease incidence of lymphedema and improve quality of life in patients

Nurse practitioners as entrepreneurs: constrained or liberated?

Nurse practitioners as entrepreneurs: constrained or liberated?

Lymphatic vessel and lymph node function are restored with growth factor treatment

Lymphatic vessel and lymph node function are restored with growth factor treatment

Research clarifies origin of mammalian network of lymphatic vessels

Research clarifies origin of mammalian network of lymphatic vessels

British 'Nurse of the Year' quits the NHS

British 'Nurse of the Year' quits the NHS

The origin of mammalian network of lymphatic vessels

The origin of mammalian network of lymphatic vessels

Origin of the mammalian lymphatic vasculature

Origin of the mammalian lymphatic vasculature

World's first study into air travel and breast cancer condition

World's first study into air travel and breast cancer condition

Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer

Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer

FDA approves gene test to detect spread of breast cancer into lymph nodes

FDA approves gene test to detect spread of breast cancer into lymph nodes

FDA approves Norditropin for short stature in children with Noonan syndrome

FDA approves Norditropin for short stature in children with Noonan syndrome