Lymphedema

  • Breast Cancer Surgery
    Understanding Breast Cancer SurgeryBreast cancer surgery used to involve a procedure called a radical mastectomy. No matter what stage of cancer you had, mastectomy was the only option. Catching a c....
  • Primary Lymphedema
    Primary lymphedema is a condition that results from unknown causes or other vascular anomalies like lymphangioma, hemangioma, Klippel Trenaury and Port Wine Stain. Unlike secondary lymphedema, primar....
  • Continuing Education For RN
    The Benefits of Continuing Education for RNContinuing education for RN is essential for the successful treatment of lymphedema. Nurses are almost always the backbone of any health care facility, as t....
  • Lymph Vessels
    What Are Lymph Vessels?Lymph vessels are thin tubes that run throughout the body. These tubes carry a colorless liquid called lymph. Lymph is a clear fluid that circulates around the body tissues, a....
  • Modified Mastectomy
    What Is A Modified Mastectomy?A modified mastectomy removes the entire breast and includes a procedure called axillary dissection, in which levels 1 and 2 ( of three levels) of the axillary lymph nod....
  • Treatment For Secondary Lymphedema
    Coping with LymphedemaTreatment for secondary lymphedema consists of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy, along with the use of compression garments and proper skin and nail care. ....
  • Lymphedema Therapists
    Lymphedema therapists are few and far between but their numbers are quickly growing. Though lymphedema is still commonly neglected, more and more health care professionals and afflicted individuals a....
  • CVI
    Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)CVI, chronic venous insufficiency, is by far the most common cause of leg disorders. In chronic venous insufficiency, the return of blood from the legs is chronicall....
  • Secondary Lymphedema
    Secondary lymphedema has many of the same effects as primary lymphedema, but it is developed because of a specific reason. Secondary lymphedema is acquired as a result of trauma, infection, surgery o....
  • Educational Materials For Lymphedema
    Finding Educational Materials for LymphedemaEducational materials for lymphedema can be found by doing a comprehensive search using the Internet. If you have a computer and access to the Worldwide We....