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Lymphedema is the chronic swelling caused by a build-up of fluid that occurs when the lymphatic system (which is a part of the immune and circulatory system) is faulty or damaged
Most commonly caused by lymph node removal or damage due to cancer treatment
Main symptom is swelling of an arm or leg accompanied by pain or discomfort
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An estimated 3-5 million Americans suffer from Lymphedema; many are undiagnosed or undertreated.
Most physicians in the United States are taught about the lymphatic system for one hour or less during their four years in medical school.
The Lymphedema Treatment Act is a bill aimed to improve insurance coverage for compression supplies to help alleviate lymphedema symptoms. The bill is currently in Congress.
Lymphedema has no cure, but treatment can help
Requires medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Chronic condition. This can last for years or throughout a lifetime
Exercise, wrapping, massage, and compression can help