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Articles posted in August, 2012

Can Breast Reconstruction Post-Mastectomy DECREASE the Risk of Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a chronic condition that afflicts up to 30% of women treated for breast cancer. Damage to a patient’s lymphatic system via lymph node removal and/or irradiation during cancer treatment can cause inadequate lymphatic fluid clearance, and the chronic swelling characteristic of lymphedema.  Given that breast reconstructive surgery post-mastectomy…