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Now A Machine Can Detect Lymphedema Earlier
Lymphedema is an incurable condition caused by the loss of function in a lymph node. When this happens, lymph fluid is no longer as easily moved and released from the body and stays trapped in one area. In breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomies with lymph node dissection, lymphedema is a common result and generally impacts one or both arms. More than 41 percent of breast cancer patients who’ve undergone surgery will be faced with lymphedema symptoms within 10 years. Lymphedema serves as a constant reminder of the cancer battle these patients struggled with. It requires continual care to ensure that it doesn’t progress to the later and more dangerous stages. Continue reading... [...]
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Pregnant Woman Delays Treatment for Brain Tumor Until Son Is Born
(TONAWANDA, N.Y.) — An upstate New York woman is counting down the days to her expected delivery next month as she also delays treatment for life-threatening brain cancer. Kim Vaillancourt, 36, was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer called ... [...]
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Kim Vaillancourt: Pregnant Mom With Brain Cancer Refuses Treatment Until After …
For New York mom Kim Vaillancourt, the choice between potentially life-saving cancer treatment and saving the life of her unborn baby is clear. After all, she says, the baby saved her life — now it's her turn to save his. At twenty weeks into her ... [...]
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Until there's a cure, Cancer Society there to help
According to recent "Cancer Facts & Figures" research, an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases will be diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. this year. The hopeful ... "My dad has prostate cancer, and he is a survivor. Since that ... [...]
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