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Do You Need Lymphedema Surgery?

If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, you may be wondering if you need lymphedema surgery. Lymphedema is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system. This can happen due to injury or disease, such as breast cancer or lymph node removal. At Keck Medicine of USC, we use the latest technology to provide our …

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Can Diet Help Manage Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a condition that relates to the movement and drainage of lymph fluid through the body. While the symptom of lymphedema, excessive swelling, tends to affect a particular limb, this condition really involves multiple body systems, including the gut. This is because the lymphatic system encompasses the entire body, working with circulation to remove …

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Surgical Intervention for Lymphedema

People who undergo oncologic surgery or radiation therapy that targets one or more lymph nodes may experience lymphedema as a result. Lymphedema occurs when the lymph fluid that carries waste from bodily tissue stops flowing efficiently. The interruption could be due to actual lymph node removal or to impairment resultant from cancer therapy. When the …

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A Closer Look at Lymphedema

Of the many, many health topics that are discussed, lymphedema does not register high on the list. This is true even within the medical community. Without many conversations to be found, patients may have a difficult time understanding the symptoms they experience. Unfortunately, lymphedema isn’t well-understood by most doctors, either. Here at our offices at …

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Can Lymphedema Go Away On Its Own?

Lymphedema is a condition that may occur after lymph node removal, cancer near a lymph node, or radiation in the lymph node area. Whatever the cause, it is imperative to have the right information about this periodic swelling of a limb due to lymph “backup.” Patients who visit our lymphedema specialty practice at Keck medicine …

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Common Questions about Lymphedema Breast Cancer Patients are Asking

Women diagnosed with breast cancer naturally have many questions swirling around their minds. They’re thinking about treatment options, side effects, and ongoing care. They’re not thinking about lymphedema. This condition, in which fluid accumulates in the chest wall, the breast, or the arm, can develop due to a disruption in lymph drainage. Lymph is the …

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