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.
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