The Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan hosted a Lymphedema Diagnosis Management and Care Symposium in Prince Albert, last May 9-10 at the Travelodge. An evidence-based information and updates on diagnosis, care and management of lymphedema were discussed.
Lymphedema can be a distressing side effect of breast cancer and its treatment. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lymphedema, it's critical to learn everything you possibly can about this condition so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment.
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm CDT
Approximately 10 million Americans and more than 100 million people all over the world suffer from lymphedema. It is a painful and chronic swelling of the lymph nodes which may possibly have an impact on as much as 70 percent of women who have surgery or received chemotherapy for breast cancer. Men who have went have underwent prostate cancer surgery may experience it as well.