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2011-08-08 06:49:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows removing lymph nodes because of the presence of microscopic cancer cells found in the sentinel node has no impact on survival among women with early-stage breast cancer. Researchers studied more than 5,000 women with breast cancer at 126 sites around the country. All the participants underwent breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node dissection. The sentinel lymph node is the one that is closest to the tumor. Results showed survival outcomes...

2011-08-03 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightlife Direct now carries two new lines of Allegro compression garments. The Rumba and Jazz series both offer the soft comfort and modern technology of microfiber. The latest styles are available through the Washington, DC-based compression clothing distributor's website and are made in the USA. "The microfiber material wicks moisture away from the skin and allows the legs and feet to breathe," said Kip Bright, president of BrightLife Direct....

2011-07-27 14:29:00

Avon Foundation for Women-sponsored white paper reports latest lymphedema clinical advances that could benefit many of the 2.3 million U.S. breast cancer survivors NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel issued a white paper examining new evidence that shows early detection and intervention hold the greatest promise for reducing breast cancer-related lymphedema, which affects up to one-third of the 180,000 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients annually and...

2011-07-27 00:01:21

HomeCEUConnection.com is excited to announce the release of two new Seminars on Demand (video) continuing education courses designed for rehabilitation professionals - Sensory Impairments Across the Lifespan, by Heather Vasilopoulos, MT, OT/L, and Practical Applications of Manual Lymphatic Therapy by Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT. Plano, TX (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 HomeCEUConnection.com is excited to announce the release of two new Seminars on Demand (video) continuing education courses...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

The LLE is the third certification offered by the NAWC. Prerequisite education for LLE certification will be offered by Lymphedema and Wound Care Education, LLC (LWCE). Glendale WI (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Lymphedema in the lower extremity is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes excessive swelling in the leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired, or when lymph vessels are...

2011-05-05 07:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightLife Direct, a compression clothing distributor, recently added three new lymphedema products to its inventory. Products by Farrow Medical, Solaris and Gottfried are now available online through the Washington, DC-based company. These compression garments are used in lymphedema treatment. Lymphedema is a medical condition that involves swelling of the arms, legs or hands. Although it can be caused by a genetic condition, it is often caused by...

2010-12-13 07:46:08

With guidance from a specialized scan, radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic were able to reduce by 55 percent the number of lymph nodes critical for removing fluid from the arm that received damaging radiation doses. The researchers report that integrating single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the computerized tomography (CT) scans utilized for breast cancer radiotherapy planning may offer patients substantial protection against lymphedema, an incurable, chronic swelling of...

2010-12-09 13:30:53

Penn study: Slowly progressive weight-training program reduces chances of developing painful side effect by as much as 70 percent Weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Combined with the team's previous findings that the exercise limits a worsening of symptoms among women who already have lymphedema, the new data...

2010-12-09 13:27:43

A slowly progressive weight lifting program for breast cancer survivors did not increase their risk of lymphedema (arm swelling and discomfort), according to a study that will appear in the December 22/29 issue of JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Lymphedema is a frequent complication among breast cancer survivors and ranks high among their concerns, as it may impair arm function and quality of life....

2010-12-04 00:00:40

A two-day advanced physical therapy continuing education course that provides the information and techniques needed to problem solve through a complex variety of diagnoses relating to the lymphatic system. Franklin, TN (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010 This two-day advanced physical therapy continuing education course seminar provides the information and techniques needed to problem solve through a complex variety of diagnoses relating to the lymphatic system. Complex diagnoses include...


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