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Novel Strategies in Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the skin. Lymphedema can be caused by burns, injury, surgery, radiation therapy or cancer treatment that cancer survivors undergo. Risk of developing lymphedema is high especially in those with breast or prostate cancer. It is hereditary and can appear without warning at any time of life and is related to obesity and circulatory problems. If not treated, lymphedema can be painful and lead to life-threatening infections. This book will help physicians who deal with lymphedema. It will help you understand how the lymphatic system works, how lymphedema is diagnosed, how to cope with the challenges of lymphedema, how to find treatment, and how to deal with insurance issues. Novel Strategies in Lymphedema is for those with, or at risk of, developing lymphedema, and the healthcare professionals who care for them.

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Novel Strategies in LymphedemaEdited by Alberto Vannelli

Published: January 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1646

ISBN: 978-953-307-929-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6765-5

Copyright year: 2012

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13866 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Strategies in Modulating Lymphedema

By Jin-Hong Chang, Joshua H. Hou, Sandeep Jain and Dimitri T. Azar


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2. Titanium and Yellow Nail Syndrome

By Fredrik Berglund


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3. Arm Lymphedema as a Consequence of Breast Cancer Therapy

By A. Gabriella Wernicke, Yevgeniya Goltser,


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4. Preparing for and Coping with Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

By M. Elise Radina and Mei R. Fu


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5. Pelvic Lymphedema in Rectal Cancer

By Alberto Vannelli and Luigi Battaglia


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