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Hello and welcome to the StepUp-SpeakOut.Org Blog Spot.

We will be using this blog for fast updates on news and information in the field of Secondary Lymphedema as a result of Breast Cancer.

We will be posting articles and information on new research and treatments, legislative and insurance information, and other pertinent information, and invite your comments.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New study hopes to answer, "Who will develop lymphedema?"

Currently there is no way to predict exactly who will or will not develop lymphedema following breast cancer, but a new preliminary study done in the UK hints at a predisposition among some people that may make such predictions possible in the future. Knowing your risk may help you plan how best to protect yourself, and assure the earliest possible treatment should lymphedema develop.

Lymphatic Drainage in the Muscle and Subcutis of the Arm After Breast Cancer Treatment
Anthony W. B. Stanton, Stephanie Modi, Thomas M. Bennett Britton, Anand D. Purushotham, A. Michael Peters, J. Rodney Levick, Peter S. Mortimer

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