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12.12.11

New registry will track lymphedema among breast cancer patients

More and more women are surviving breast cancer, but lifesaving surgical and radiation therapies can cause a grave side effect: an incurable chronic condition called lymphedema that involves swelling of the arms and often debilitating pain and discomfort.

09.22.11

Breast Cancer-Related Arm Lymphedema:

Incidence Rates, Diagnostic Techniques, Optimal Management and Risk Reduction Strategies.

As more women survive breast cancer, long-term toxicities affecting their quality of life, such as lymphedema (LE) of the arm, gain importance.

06.23.11

For breast cancer survivors hope floats

Dragon boat team paddling for health and kinship

If you can bear the pun, these breast cancer survivors are all in the same boat. And they are paddling as if their lives depended on it.

04.15.11

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Report Finds Lymphoedema Services Are Not Meeting Breast Cancer Patients' Needs

Breakthrough Breast Cancer today published a report claiming more needs to be done across the NHS to meet the needs of breast cancer patients who develop lymphoedema after their treatment.

12.10.10

Weight Lifting Not Linked To Arm Swelling Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors who take part in a supervised weight training program do not have a higher risk of arm swelling and discomfort (lymphedema), researchers from the University of Pennsylvania reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).