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Acupuncture Trial for Chronic Lymphedema

Lymphedema is the buildup of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs, which causes swelling. Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment when lymph nodes have been removed or damaged by surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. Lymphedema is usually treated by self-massage and the prescription of compression garments. Unfortunately, these treatments do not […]

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Reflections on Breast Cancer in the News

Breast cancer has been front and center in the news over the past couple of months. As a breast cancer survivor, I think this is great news! It is long past time for a real and honest discussion about breast cancer awareness, risk, and prevention in the mainstream media. While I agree with Peggy Orenstein, […]

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