Hope for lymphedema candidates: L-DEX

Hope for lymphedema candidates: L-DEX
Women who undergo breast cancer treatments can suffer from another condition called lymphedema. L-DEX can help detect it.

According to local breast cancer specialist Dr. Michael Kinney at Northwest Community Hospital, women who undergo breast cancer treatments can suffer from another condition called lymphedema.

He says, “Lymphedema is an increased amount of fluid in the tissue with breast surgery.  There can be a development of scar tissue that can block the lfow of fluid out of the arm.”

He says testing for the condition early makes all the difference and patients can avoid major complications.  With a new technology called L-DEX, patients can be tested in 5 minutes or less with a non-invasive procedure.

He recommends if you or someone you know notices an increase in swelling or heaviness in the arm, to consult your healthcare professional.

For more information on lymphedema, click here.

For more information on L-DEX, click here. 

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