lymphedema

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lymphedema

[¦lim·fə¦dē·mə]
(medicine)
Edema resulting from lymph vessel obstruction.
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Following an operation for a separate medical condition in the late '90s, which led to her lymph glands being removed around the left side of her chest and left arm, Shan developed lymphoedema in her left arm.
Although Molly was born with lymphoedema, which affects around 200,000 people in the UK, it wasn't noticed until she was a few days old.
As a leading specialist in the Teesside area for lymphoedema management, we continually aim to improve services and the standard of care to those who suffer from this illness.
There are certain things that make lymphoedema more likely including some treatments.
The lymphoedema worsened, and sirolimus treatment was stopped in April 2015 when the patient was unable to cope with the pain and the disfigurement impacted on his quality of life.
Yvonne Collins, from Wrexham, has lived with the condition for years and is a founder member of the Wrexham Lymphoedema Support Group.
She said Bahrain led the region in terms of breast cancer prevalence with more than a third of women suffering from the condition, while one hospital alone receives around 30 lymphoedema patients on average every month.
Operating from both the BMI Priory and Edgbaston hospitals, the Birmingham Breast Clinic, which offers most types of reconstructing and aesthetic breast surgery, will also specialise in lymph node transfer surgery in the management of lymphoedema.
The prevalence of secondary lymphoedema in breast cancer patients has been reported to be between 6% and 80%.
Hilary Pengelly suffered from lymphoedema, a common long-term side effect of breast cancer surgery which causes swelling, for over 20 years.