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'High Tech High Touch' Helps Lymphedema Patients

December 10, 2009



They are happy to survive their cancer, but then another problem surfaces for breast cancer survivors. Many develop a chronic disease that causes their arms and body to swell with fluid. 

Called lymphedema, as many as 40 percent of women surviving breast cancer get the debilitating disease – up to 10 million people in the United States.

There is no cure for lymphedema, but Vanderbilt School of Nursing researchers in Nashville, Tennessee think a new ‘high tech – high touch’ treatment will help suffering patients. Barb Cramer has the story in this Vanderbilt video news release.

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