lymphedema lymphedema

Definition(s):

  • (n) swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas

Usage(s):

  1. A new study suggests that breast-cancer patients who have the chronic, painful condition known as lymphedema may be helped by pumping iron.
  2. For as many as two-thirds of breast-cancer survivors, their lifesaving cancer treatment can lead to an incurable and painful condition known as lymphedema.

News

  • Breast Cancer Survivor Starts Business To Help Women

    Susan Callison, of West Hartford, beat breast cancer and has created a company to help other women suffering from the effects of cancer. In 2010, Callison launched Lymphedema Sleeve Company, presently known as LSC Distribution, which markets and distributes a …
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

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