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Updated Definitions (2014)

The following new definitions were adopted at the NLN meeting in Washington, D.C. in September 2014.

  • Lymphedema is a cardiovascular disease that impacts quality of life and overall health.
  • Lymphedema is frequently misdiagnosed and treated either late or not at all.
  • Lymphedema is a common complication of all types of cancer treatment and the prevalence is increasing steadily from 0.95% of cancer patients in 2007 to 1.243% in 2013.
  • In the US, there are currently more than 121,000 people with
     cancer related lymphedema.

Got a question or comment? Post in the 'Are You at Risk for Lymphedema?' forum.
Category: Are You at Risk for Lymphedema? Updated: 2014-09-20


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