Do I Have to Get the Covid Vaccine in My Arm?
Most people will roll up their sleeves for the injection, but some may want to consider an alternate body part. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Content Type: Service Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic System Breast Cancer Lymphedema Mammography Immune System Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment?
Is age really just a number? Risk scores produced by a deep-learning model base...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI tool beats traditional breast cancer risk assessments Algorithm outperforms top breast cancer risk model Breast density can predict lymphedema risk Notification laws may not lead to more breast screening Radiologists, AI make a great team in screening mammo (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gala of Hope Foundation unveils new partnership with local charitable organization
A Beavercreek-based nonprofit foundation dedicated to cancer research has entered into a partnership with a local charitable organization. The Gala of Hope Foundation has begun managing the Living with Lymphedema fund, the organization announced Wednesday. Founded by Terri Baldasare, Living with Lymphedema provides compression garments for cancer survivors who cannot afford them. Baldasare, who lives in Centerville, developed lymphe dema in 2011 after undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Common… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: First-of-its-kind surgery helping patients with lymphedema
Lymphedema is swelling that typically occurs in the extremities, often resulting from the damage or removal of a person's lymph nodes during cancer treatment. It affects approximately 1 in every 1,000 Americans and is especially prevalent in patients with breast cancer. The swelling can cause discomfort and lead to infection. Mayo Clinic surgeons in Arizona [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - March 2, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

How Common are Aortic Aneurysms?
Discussion Aortic root dilatation or thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in 6:100,000 individuals> 50 years of age. It is due to aging, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking. Tertiary syphilis was a cause in the preantibiotic era. Pediatric aneurysms are very uncommon but the exact prevalence is different due to the various causes. Aneurysms are due to genetic disorders, congenital anomalies or post-surgical repair. In pediatric patients with sudden cardiac deaths, 5.4% are due to ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms. Learning Point Some causes of pediatric aneurysms include: Familial thoracic aneurysm and dissecti...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Science Saturday: A regenerative detour for lymphedema
Mayo Clinic is refining its regenerative approach to treating lymphedema, a debilitating buildup of fluid after cancer treatment. Research by Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, seeks to better pinpoint who is most likely to benefit from surgery aimed at regenerating a faulty lymphatic system. Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine supports this work as part of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Triggers Lymphedema
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Breast Surgery?
Discussion Common reasons for seeing a breast surgeon would include management of benign or malignant masses with or without breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and other reasons can be infection or trauma that need surgical treatment. The breast is formed starting around the 6th week of gestation by breast buds along the mammary line. Breasts then develop from the downgrowth of epithelia into the mesenchymal tissue, which continues to grow. Around 8-9 months a pit forms as entry into the lactiferous ducts. “Nipple inversion is caused either by failure of the lactiferous ducts to develop and grow during matur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AI tool beats traditional breast cancer risk assessments
A breast cancer risk assessment model based on artificial intelligence (AI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Skipping rad therapy may not hinder breast cancer survival Algorithm outperforms top breast cancer risk model Breast density can predict lymphedema risk High-risk breast clinic helps deliver specialized care Women want breast cancer risk info from radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI radiomics predicts axillary lymph node metastasis
In patients with early-stage breast cancer, "signatures" derived from MRI radiomics...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast density can predict lymphedema risk Use cases expand, solidify for AI across subspecialties Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases? Caution urged for breast MRI evaluation of lymph nodes DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Long After Breast Cancer Can You Get Lymphedema?
Title: How Long After Breast Cancer Can You Get Lymphedema?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast density can predict lymphedema risk
Breast density calculations derived from mammograms can be used to predict...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Textural analysis improves breast MRI's accuracy Breast cancer survivors fail to pursue surveillance Sentinel lymph node biopsy unnecessary for DCIS Breast cancer takes financial toll beyond treatment JCO releases new sentinel node biopsy guidelines (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dayton Breast cancer survivor finds her mission through post-cancer journey
Retired bank teller turns her breast cancer journey and subsequent lymphedema diagnosis into a mission and organization to help others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Poturalski Source Type: news

Managing Lymphedema in Fracture Care Managing Lymphedema in Fracture Care
Lymphedema of the extremities can develop after a fracture resulting from trauma. How is this condition best managed?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers discovered a novel gene involved in primary lymphedema
(University of Helsinki) Reseachers have made an important discovery how mutations in a novel gene, ANGPT2, cause a lymphatic disease called primary lymphedema. Discovery is essential for the proper diagnosis of patients suffering from primary lymphedema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Controversies in Surgical Management of Lymphedema Controversies in Surgical Management of Lymphedema
In this article, the authors discuss surgical treatment options for lymphedema and the questions surrounding those techniques.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Lymphedema: A Practical Approach and Clinical Update Lymphedema: A Practical Approach and Clinical Update
A new review provides insight into the clinical features of lymphedema and discusses approaches to treatment.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

App detects harsh side effect of breast cancer treatment
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Many breast cancer survivors suffer from lymph collection known as lymphedema. It causes arms to swell, and sufferers often become severely depressed. A new app detects it early, and its makers hope it will help spread awareness of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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