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2012-10-23 14:10:58

Living with chronic condition requires patients to use comprehensive self-care practices Nearly 40 percent of breast cancer survivors suffer from lymphedema, a chronic condition that causes body limbs to swell from fluid buildup, as a result of lymph node removal and radiation therapy. A cure for lymphedema does not exist, so individuals with the condition must find ways to manage the symptoms throughout their lifetimes. Now, a team of researchers and clinicians working with a University...

2012-07-30 23:03:21

SIGVARIS is pleased to announce the launch of the ADVANCE Armsleeve in the US. This exciting new product combines the most advanced textiles and design for a truly superior lymphedema treatment option. Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression garments, is excited to announce the launch of the popular ADVANCE Armsleeve in the United States. This product, which has already been gaining world-wide notoriety, was designed in collaboration with...

2012-06-12 10:35:09

Liposuction is a novel and minimally invasive procedure for treating persistent submental lymphedema in patients with previous head and neck cancer, according to an article published in the June 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. "Submental lymphedema is a common problem encountered by patients following treatment of head and neck cancer," the authors state. It causes fluid deposition and persistent swelling of the soft tissues of the neck, leading to...

2012-04-17 22:15:58

The Prospective Surveillance Model, an innovative new model of breast cancer rehabilitation, is featured in a special supplement to the American Cancer Society's journal, Cancer released on April 6, 2012. The model addresses the numerous physical issues faced by women with breast cancer and offers hope for an improved quality of life for all women with breast cancer through rehabilitation and exercise. APTA members Nicole L. Stout, MPT, CLT-LANA, clinician and researcher at the Walter Reed...

2012-01-09 11:21:57

Model associated with significant cost savings Early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema by a physical therapist can significantly reduce costs and the need for intensive rehabilitation, according to an article published in the January issue of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study, led by APTA member and spokesperson Nicole Stout, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA, compared a prospective surveillance model...

2011-12-02 01:54:25

Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition common in breast cancer survivors, affects three million people in the U.S. In the past, most people believed that exercise might induce or worsen lymphedema. After reviewing the literature, University of Missouri researchers say the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors and patients with lymphedema. Jane Armer, professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, says patients at risk for lymphedema can exercise if they...


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