Lymphedema: What You Need To Know

Learn everything you need to know about lymphedema, including risk reduction and treatment for this condition.


Lymphedema: The Basics

Learn everything you need to know about lymphedema, including risk reduction and treatment for this condition.

Understanding and Decreasing Lymphedema Risk

Following some treatments for cancer, there is a risk of developing lymphedema. Lymphedema is an uncomfortable swelling that occurs in the area where you had cancer treatment. This article includes steps you can take to decrease your risk of lymphedema. 

Treatment for Lymphedema: Complete Decongestive Therapy

Lymphedema occurs as a result of damage to the lymph nodes or lymph vessels. This can be caused by some treatments for cancer including surgery and radiation. The primary treatment for lymphedema is complete decongestive therapy or CDT. 

Lymphedema and Travel

Travel can include many physical stresses that may affect a body part that is at risk for lymphedema.

FAQs About Lymphedema Garments and Bandaging

Garments and Bandaging are used during complete decongestive therapy in the treatment of lymphedema. This article details some common questions regarding garments and bandaging. 

Gynecologic Cancer and Lymphedema

Lymphedema is when fluid (lymph) collects anywhere in your body and causes swelling (edema). Lymphedema can be a long-term side effect of some treatments for gynecologic cancers. It is not preventable, but there ways to reduce your risk of developing it and there are treatments available.

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