Last year, MD Anderson President John Mendelsohn, M.D., proposed 10 steps that can be taken to ensure cancer deaths decrease more rapidly, the ranks of survivors swell, and an even greater number of cancers are prevented in the first place.
This is the seventh in a series of posts on key actions outlined by Mendelsohn:
7. Increase funding for research.
After growing by nearly 100% from 1998 to 2002, the National...
Lymphedema is the accumulation of fluid in the body tissue. It occurs because the body is either producing too much fluid, or the lymphatic system is incapable of fully removing the fluid that is normally produced.
Cancer patients can develop lymphedema either from the cancer itself or as a side effect of the treatment.
It occurs commonly in women who have had breast cancer surgery with removal of lymph nodes, followed...