Lymphedema most commonly occurs after surgery to remove lymph nodes in the armpit in breast cancer patients or lymph nodes in the groin to treat other types of cancer.
If you notice swelling in your feet or legs, you should definitely tell your primary care doctor, says Cleveland Clinic Vascular Medicine specialist Leslie Gilbert, MD. Swelling, or edema, can be caused by many things and it’s important to try to understand what is causing it. “If people see any redness, blistering or swelling in … Read More
Contributor: Sree Battu, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation You’re a cancer survivor. You beat it, and you want to get back to life. Yet the cancer, and its treatment, can take a toll. Even after you’re declared “cancer-free,” there can be aftershocks – lingering fatigue and other symptoms. What many cancer patients do not realize … Read More
As a cancer survivor, there is a sense of relief you probably feel as your treatment is over. But you may also be confused about what’s next. While fighting cancer, you probably had an abundance of information and support, which comes with treatment. But now, as the cancer goes into remission, it’s common to have … Read More
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With guest contributor Sree Battu, MD, rehabilitation specialist When it comes to breast cancer, what comes after surgery or treatment can be just as important as the treatment itself. Breast cancer rehabilitation can minimize the impact of treatment and improve your quality of life. But we are starting to realize that rehabilitation can do much … Read More
People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet and nerves. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Want to learn more about your risk? Take the diabetes risk assessment. Brain Diabetes increases the … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about rehabilitation options for lymphedema patients? Dan Shamir, MD, Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to … Read More