I want to draw more attention to this part of the breast cancer journey so people are empowered before their surgery. This is very important for people to know.
So grateful for Medical Advisor, James Saviers, Lymphedema Specialist for dedicating his time and expertise on a specific page on website on Lymphedema under the EDUCATE tab.
How is lymphedema managed?
Management of lymphedema should begin with efforts to prevent the disease. Education should be provided during a pre-operative evaluation and education session to all patients going through treatments that put them at risk for lymphedema. During the evaluation circumference measurements and, if available, a bioimpedance spectroscopy measure should be obtained. Studies show that early detection and treatment of lymphedema significantly reduce the incidence and progression of the disease.