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Questions and Answers about Lymphedema

by Stanley G. Rockson, MD, FACP, FACC

Lymphedema is the accumulation of a protein-rich body fluid called lymph, typically in one part of the body, when the lymphatic system for fluid transport is damaged. For example, if lymph nodes are removed from the armpit region during breast cancer treatment, lymphedema can occur in that arm.

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Chemo Brain

by Fremonta Meyer, MD

Over the past several years, the medical community has become increasingly aware of a phenom­enon that cancer survivors have long experienced – chemo brain. Yes, recent research shows that cancer-related “brain fog” is real, and it can have a significant impact on quality of life.

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Protect Yourself from Infection

by Kimberly Hinckley, RN, BSN, CIC, and Brahm H. Segal, MD

Infections are illnesses caused by microorganisms (germs) such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. People with cancer may be at increased risk for infections for a number of reasons.

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