Lymphedema Risk For Breast Cancer Survivors Increased By Obesity

News — By on December 23, 2008 at 3:00 am

Throughout the world, 10 million breast cancer survivors have a lifetime risk for developing lymphedema, a chronic condition that involves swelling of the limbs and impacts physical and psychosocial health. Second only to the recurrence of cancer, it is the most dreaded effect of breast cancer treatment.

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