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Tweet It is good news for everyone that more and more people are receiving the vaccine and becoming protected against COVID-19. Experts have recommended that most people with cancer or a history of cancer should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Because the various Covid-19 vaccines do not contain live viruses, they can be used in . . . → Read More: Lymphedema and the Covid-19 Vaccine [...]
Tweet The primary role of compression garments in lymphedema management is to maintain the reduction of the swelling achieved during the intensive treatment phase of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). A high level of consistency in providing the appropriate compression is crucial in order to avoid re-accumulation of evacuated lymphedema fluid. This consistency is provided . . . → Read More: How to Care for Your Compression Garments [...]
Tweet “After a day of sitting in the office my ankles are swollen.” “During the last several months of my pregnancy, my legs practically doubled in size” “My fingers and hand frequently get puffy following a long hike” “My arm started swelling after I had surgery for my breast cancer” “Following the removal of . . . → Read More: When is it Lymphedema? Self-Check for Lymphedema [...]
Tweet When we think of lymphedema, we usually picture an adult; however, this is not always the case. Every year, children are being diagnosed with lymphedema as well. Because pediatric lymphedema is relatively rare, it can often be hard for families to find resources and the best possible treatment options for their child. As . . . → Read More: Pediatric Lymphedema – The Challenges of Treatment [...]