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Upper Body Lymphedema

Nearly 40 percent of cancer patients develop lymphedema at some point after radiation treatment or surgery. Secondary lymphedema is still largely under-diagnosed in the medical community. Yet according to anecdotal reports from health care providers, it is a rapidly increasing problem. Women with this often painful chronic condition that can occur following successful breast cancer treatments can be hard pressed to find any information on lymphedema (swelling) in the armpit, chest, breast and/or back. After a lymphedema diagnosis, it is imperative that you get measured by a certified compression garment fitter. Although there are compression garment shops who claim

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Lymphedema|Comments Off on Upper Body Lymphedema
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