Category Archives: Lymphedema

People from around the world whose lives have been touched by breast cancer – both men and women – share insights from their experiences with the disease, in this stunning report from the The New York Times: If you live … Continue reading

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Following up his speaking appearances this past week at the International Surgical Week Congress 2013 in Helsinki, Finland, peer-recognized breast cancer expert Dr. Jay K. Harness presented instruction to an international audience of surgeons yesterday, August 29, on the topic … Continue reading

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Dr. Jay K. Harness, a peer-recognized breast cancer surgeon, will be speaking tomorrow, July 20, at Breast Cancer Coordinated Care, otherwise known as BC3, an interdisciplinary medical conference hosted in Washington, DC. Dr. Harness will speak on the topic of … Continue reading

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Recently published evidence favors early detection and timely intervention as offering the greatest promise of reducing the incidence of late-stage lymphedema. Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid which leads to limb swelling and chronic inflammation of the affected tissues resulting from damage to lymphatic circulation … Continue reading

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A new study shows removing lymph nodes because of the presence of microscopic cancer cells found in the sentinel node has no impact on survival among women with early-stage breast cancer, according to this report: Researchers studied more than 5,000 … Continue reading

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Earlier this year, the Avon Foundation for Women, in partnership with the Lymphatic Research Foundation and the National Lymphedema Network, assembled a group of leading experts in breast cancer-related lymphedema to discuss advances being made in the early-detection and early-intervention of upper extremity lymphedema, how … Continue reading

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We recently shared a report discussing why many women with early breast cancer do not need a painful procedure that has long been routine: removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit. However, for women who have experienced the removal … Continue reading

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