First Robot for Supermicrosurgery, Used for Lymphedema First Robot for Supermicrosurgery, Used for Lymphedema
The first pilot study of robot-assisted high-precision supermicrosurgery in humans shows it is safe for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of leg and ankle swelling
Some causes of swollen legs and ankles are relatively harmless, while others can be more serious. Discover the different causes and their associated treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about swollen cervical lymph nodes
The cervical lymph nodes are tiny glands located in the sides and back of the neck. These glands can become swollen. In this article, learn why this is and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

How Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treated?
Discussion Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a recurrent, chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles particularly in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the axilla, inguinal, perianal, mammary and inframammary areas. Onset is usually after puberty, in the early 20s. It is more common in females than males. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.05- 4.1%. It can be associated with premature adrenarche, metabolic syndrome and obesity. The lesions are often pruritic, painful, and with malodorous purulent drainage. It often begins with comedomes and tender nodules, and can easily progress to painful abscesses with purulent f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sentinel lymph node biopsy has no benefits for stage zero breast cancer
In addition to offering no benefit to patients, researchers found that the procedure increases the risk for side-effects like pain, infection, and lymphedema. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special garments ease an agonizing ailment for women. But insurance may not pay.
Lymphedema often appears after cancer treatment and compression clothing can reduce pain, tissue damage. Private health plans vary in coverage, Medicaid covers some expenses, but Medicare does not. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Source Type: news

Practice Change? Weight Loss Advice for Breast Cancer Lymphedema Practice Change? Weight Loss Advice for Breast Cancer Lymphedema
In a surprising finding, a weight loss and home-based exercise program did not reduce lymphedema symptoms in breast cancer survivors. The authors say this should change clinical guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know
The preauricular lymph nodes sit just in front of the ears. Some medical problems, such as infections, can cause them to swell. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Lymphedema After Axillary Node Dissection Linked With Obesity, Longer Neoadjuvant Chemo Lymphedema After Axillary Node Dissection Linked With Obesity, Longer Neoadjuvant Chemo
Increasing body mass index and longer neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) are associated with a higher risk of lymphedema in women who undergo axillary lymph node dissection, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Wendy Williams diagnosed with swelling condition lymphedema
The 54-year-old TV host told viewers about her diagnosis on Monday. Lymphedema is linked to breast implants, according to the FDA. Sufferers are advised to cut down on alcohol and salt. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab-Generated Lymph Nodes Connect to Lymphatic System in Mice
Researchers hope that "lympho-organoids" could eventually treat lymphedema in humans, but the technique is currently a proof-of-concept. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk
(Vanderbilt University) New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing a common complication resulting from damaged lymph nodes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy May Identify Lymphedema Earlier
Surveillance with the technology may allow earlier detection, more effective treatment for lymphedema (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy May Identify Lymphedema Earlier
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- Use of an electrical current to measure extracellular fluid volume -- bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) -- may identify postoperative breast cancer patients at risk for lymphedema at an earlier stage, when intervention may more... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High Tech Lymphedema Surveillance Helps Prevent Progression High Tech Lymphedema Surveillance Helps Prevent Progression
A device that measures intracellular fluid volume was more effective than standard methods in identifying subclinical lymphedema and initiating earlier treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman's risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Device Spots Lymphedema Early in Breast Cancer Patients, to Help Stop It
Title: Device Spots Lymphedema Early in Breast Cancer Patients, to Help Stop ItCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Device Spots Lymphedema Early in Breast Cancer Patients, to Help Stop It
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- An easy-to-use, noninvasive device can detect early signs of the cancer complication known as lymphedema, a new study reports. Lymphedema is the buildup of fluid in the body's tissues when a part of the lymph system is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Device Spots Lymphedema Early in Breast Cancer Patients, to Help Stop It
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - May 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Device Spots Lymphedema Early in Breast Cancer Patients, to Help Stop It
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is lymphangitis?
Lymphangitis is a serious secondary infection that affects the lymph system. In this article, learn about the symptoms, what it looks like, and when to seek treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Woman with excruciating swelling condition becomes a marathon runner and competitive body-builder
In 2004, aesthetician, Alison Mahoney, now 32, was diagnosed with lymphedema praecox, a condition characterized by swelling of the soft tissues. She felt embarrassed and hid her body for years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about reactive lymph nodes
Reactive lymph nodes occur when nodes swell in the body, usually due to infection or injury. Symptoms include swelling, fever, and tenderness. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Woman's condition causes fluid to build-up in her right leg
Ada Thompson, 38, of Tyler, Texas, was born with lymphoedema, which causes the body's tissues to swell. She is unable to work or wear trousers but has maintained her sunny disposition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beauty queen's whose right leg was three times the size of the left finally has matching limbs
Amy Rivera, 38, suffers from primary lymphedema, a rare condition that made her whole right side swell. But she proved bullies wrong by winning beauty pageants, sky-diving and boxing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler with giant hands is forced to have liposuction to reduce the size of her fists
Cora Ruben, of Minnesota, has lymphedema, which occurs when the lymphatic system does not work properly, leading to swelling in the two-year-old's abdomen, legs and - most obviously - hands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to perform a lymphatic drainage massage
When health conditions cause a buildup of lymph fluid, people can use lymphatic drainage massage to get this fluid moving. In this article, we discuss the benefits of lymphatic massage and how to do it at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 11 causes of swollen ankles
Swollen ankles, or edema, are a common symptom of a variety of conditions. Learn more about the causes of swollen ankles, including lymphedema, pregnancy, cellulitis, and blood clots, here. We also cover how best to treat them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Globus Medical gains on Street-beating prelims | Wall Street Beat
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) shares closed up yesterday after the orthopedics company reported preliminary fourth-quarter and 2018 sales numbers that beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Audubon, Pa.-based Globus said it expects to post Q4 revenues of $195.5 million and full-year sales of $712.5 million; analysts on The Street were looking for quarterly sales of $188.2 million and annual sales of $705.2 million. “Our fourth-quarter and full-year results are indicative of strong momentum in several key strategic areas,” CEO Dave Demski said in prepared remarks. “The fourth quarter marke...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat conformis Globus Medical Iridex Corp. Neuronetics Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are my lymph nodes swollen?
Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate a temporary infection, but they can also be a sign of some medical conditions, including certain immune disorders and types of cancer. We look at the causes of swollen lymph nodes, how to check the lymph nodes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphology/Lymphedema Source Type: news

Kathy Bates: 2018 WebMD Health Hero, Game Changer
This Oscar winner is lending her name -- and personal experience -- to an all-out effort to change the way doctors and hospitals approach lymphedema. In her spare time, she’s directing a new breast cancer documentary. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ImpediMed Launches Lymphedema Assessment System
As everyone knows, cancer treatment can be very tough on patients. One of the most common complications is something known as bilateral lymphoedema, a condition that causes significant swelling in the arms or legs. This condition is typically caused by the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes as part of whatever cancer treatment a patient might be undergoing. ImpediMed said it hopes to address this complication through the introduction of its flagship technology, the SOZO System. The SOZO System is a non-invasive device designed to measure, monitor, and manage fluid status and body composition in patients. This is done ...
Source: MDDI - December 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
Improvement in histopathology, skin thickness seen with ketoprofen in exploratory studies in humans (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 -- Treatment with ketoprofen may improve the skin biology in lymphedema, with improvements noted in histopathology and skin thickness, according to a study published online Oct. 18 in JCI Insight. Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
Researchers in two new pilot studies report that ketoprofen, a common anti-inflammatory drug, significantly eases swelling and other skin damage from lymphedema. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

Common Drug, Ketoprofen, Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ketoprofen Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
Title: Common Drug Shows Promise Against LymphedemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: Dr. Judith Schaad, Allegheny Health Network
Dr. Judith Schaad is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - individual category. Here's her story: Dr. Judith Schaad, director of Allegheny Health Network’s Oncology Rehab Program, has taken the fight against lymphedema, a condition that is manifested by swelling of the arms and/or legs, out into the community by teaching people some simple approaches to avoid the often dibilitating condition . Lymphadema is the result of damage to the lymphatic system, an important… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Acupuncture reduces the occurrence of breast cancer-related lymphedema: Study
(Natural News) Painful swellings called lymphedema can appear on a patient’s arms after undergoing surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer. A Chinese study suggested that acupuncture could decrease the chances of this complication, thereby improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Despite the advent of less invasive treatments, lymphedema remains a common problem... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lymphedema Adds to Financial Hardship After Breast Cancer Lymphedema Adds to Financial Hardship After Breast Cancer
More than a decade after breast cancer diagnosis, patient interviews reveal depleted savings, lost job opportunities, delayed retirement, and compromised lymphedema care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast cancer takes financial toll beyond treatment
High healthcare costs continue to burden women after they have been treated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast cancer patients face financial burdens Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options Breast cancer treatment varies in cost-effectiveness ASTRO: Rad therapy doesn't increase lymphedema risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Treating Patients a'Privilege'; Booze and Prostate Ca; Cost of Lymphedema
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The long-term financial toll of breast cancer
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) The financial fallout from breast cancer can last years after diagnosis, particularly for those with lymphedema, a common side effect from treatment, causing cumulative and cascading economic consequences for survivors, their families, and society, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fujifilm Sonosite taps Ueda as chair, CEO | Personnel Moves – August 9, 2018
Fujifilm‘s (TSE:4901) SonoSite subsidiary said earlier this week it appointed Fujifilm vet and current Fujifilm Medical Systems USA and Fujifilm New Development USA prez Takaaki Ueda as its new chair and CEO. Previously, Ueda has also served as Fujifilm global endoscopy systems division GM, the company said. Ueda will replace the departing Masayuki Higuchi who is returning to Tokyo to take the role of Fujifilm global finance & accounting deputy GM. Alongside the appointment, the company said it also promoted Rich Fabian to the position of prez and COO. Fabian had previously held various executive positions for 15...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Biolase Carmat Inc. Entellus Medical Inc. fujifilm Haemonetics johnsonandjohnson neurologics orthoconsulting personnel-moves PositiveID Corp. SonoSite Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Treating lymphedema
Treating lymphedema? Lymphedema most commonly is caused by the removal of, or damage to, your lymph nodes during cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling. There's no cure for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study: Acupuncture is an effective and convenient choice to reduce breast cancer-related lymphedema
(Natural News) A Chinese study looked into the use of acupuncture to reduce the occurrence of lymphedema in breast cancer patients. It determined that the traditional Chinese medicinal approach could be a convenient and cost-effective way to manage the symptoms of the breast cancer-related disease. The Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine conducted the study. Its findings... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news