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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, April 26, 2011

NLN Issues New Position Paper on Screening and Measurements for Early Detection of BC Related LE

"Screening and Measurements for Early Detection of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema"

The urgency in writing this paper for breast cancer related lymphedema is due to evidence indicating that early detection of latent breast cancer related lymphedema offers an opportunity to identify and treat lymphedema more successfully at an earlier stage. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has adopted the NLN guidelines for early detection of breast cancer related lymphedema. This NLN Position Paper allows the guidelines to be available to all patients, providers, and advocacy groups regardless of where breast cancer treatment is received.

This is vital new information for breast cancer survivors at risk for lymphedema. Please disseminate this document to anyone with a need to know the latest recommendations for breast cancer related lymphedema. We encourage patients and advocacy groups to give the document to their medical providers. Medical providers seeking more information regarding these guidelines can contact the NLN at

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