Lymphedema

  • 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 Upper Extremity Lymphedema
    Obtaining Treatment for Upper Extremity LymphedemaTreatment for upper extremity lymphedema is very important in order for the patient to live a normal life. If lymphedema is not treated, the swelling....
  • Complete Decongestive Therapies
    Complete decongestive therapies are a must for any individual that is suffering from lymphedema. A comprehensive plan of treatment that utilizes several different practices, complete decongestive the....
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapists
    Finding Certified Lymphedema TherapistsCertified Lymphedema therapists are ususally people who are already involved in the healthcare profession in some capacity. Therapists can be physicians, nurses....
  • 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....
  • Lymphatic System
    How the Lymphatic System WorksThe lymphatic system is a system of small tubes that run throughout the body, which are called lymph vessels. The lymphatic system is like the blood circulation system--....
  • National Lymphedema Network
    The National Lymphedema Network (NLN)The National Lymphedema Network is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 by Saskia R.J. Thiadens, R.N. to provide education and gui....