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After Breast Cancer: Lymphedema Alerts and Risks

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Tue 04, 2016

While it’s important to discuss year round, in October, there’s an even brighter spotlight on breast cancer awareness and prevention, research and developments. Breast cancer is, “the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women,” according to www.breastcancer.org, which also states that, “About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.” It’s important to note that while breast cancer typically impacts women, approximately 1 in 1,000 U.S. men develop breast cancer as well. Regardless of gender, breast cancer’s impact on patients, their families, and their communities cannot be overstated.

Prevention, early detection, treatment, and research are all essential topics in October and all year long. However, one topic that receives a bit less attention is life after breast cancer. So today, we’d like to do our part by sharing the Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Lymphedema.

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Tags: breast cancer awareness month, what is lymphedema, breast cancer, LYMPHEDEMA ALERT, breast cancer awareness, lymphedema, mastectomy

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