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Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

 

What you need to know about Lymphedema & Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer: Lymphedema After Treatment   How is lymphedema diagnosed? There are no tests for lymphedema. Instead, your healthcare provider will ask about your medical history and give you a physical exam. You’ll be asked about: Past surgeries you’ve had Any problems after your surgeries When the swelling started If you’ve had severe swelling (edema) in the past What medicines you’re taking What other health conditions you have, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes Imaging tests, measures of volume, blood tests, and other tests may be usedRead More


Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long bout with an electric pump to keep the swelling down. She said her lymphedema made her feel like “a freak.” But now, millions of people like Hanson may have a new treatment option. Researchers from Stanford University and other institutions conducted two new pilot studies, and report that ketoprofen, a common anti-inflammatoryRead More