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Debunking Lymphedema Risk-Reduction Behaviors: Risky Conclusions

A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Ferguson et al.1 is being summarized, both in the NEJM Journal Watch and in the associated JCO editorial by Ahn and Port,2 as demonstrating and...

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What You Didn’t Know About Compression Garments

Exam Question: A Class 1 (20-30 mmHg) compression sleeve gives a pressure of: A. 30 mmHg pressure distally and 20 mmHg proximally B. 20 mmHg distally and 30 mmHg proximally C. 20-30 mmHg...

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Modern Day Compression Garments

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” Pablo Picasso Although my specialty is lymphedema therapy, my treatment philosophy has evolved to guide patients along a healing path s...

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Lymphedema Risk During Air Travel

If you have had lymph node surgery such as an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and/or radiation therapy as a part of your breast cancer treatment then you a...

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Use of Hand Compression and Compression Sleeves in Lymphedema Management and Prevention

Controversy persists regarding the benefits of compression garments in preventing lymphedema. A key stumbling block is the possibility of triggering hand lymphedema when wearing a sleeve without a glo...

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Exercise for Lymphedema

Those suffering from breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) should remain active by engaging in an exercise program. Research demonstrates that participation in the correct type of physical activity...

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