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Lymphedema: Basics, Management and New Research

Cancer Newsline - 05/16/2011

Many women and men develop lymphedema following cancer surgery. Its onset can occur as far out as two–five years later. Kathleen Smalky, M.D., associate professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how lymphedema occurs, why self-care is important, and discusses what research is being conducted to help those who have this common condition.

Guest: Kathleen Smalky, M.D.

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