“Taking a hands-on approach to lymphedema management and consistently updating the patient on their plan of care represents the gold standard of care."
In 1958, when Jill Waddington was just 15, she noticed an odd bump on her leg. It turned out to be a rare childhood cancer of the soft tissue.
Lymphedema—a potential side effect of cancer treatment—is abnormal fluid retention and swelling that typically develops in the arms or legs, but may occur anywhere in the body, including the trunk, breasts, genitals, face, head and neck.
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich lymph fluid that typically occurs in the arm or leg, often the result of cancer treatments.