How to treat lymphedema

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Sometimes, after getting a cancer-free diagnosis when you think your battle is over, you’re stuck dealing with a new challenge: painful swelling caused by lymphedema.

Lymphedema is an uncomfortable condition that often affects patients when lymph nodes are removed or damaged during or after their cancer treatment. It most commonly affects arms and legs, but lymphedema can also develop in other parts of your body.

Keep reading to learn more about how to treat lymphedema.

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Why early detection is crucial for beating colon cancer

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Colon cancer is always an unwelcome life interrupter.

Most of the time, the disease begins in your large intestine without your knowing. More than half of patients diagnosed with colon cancer never notice any symptoms, which is why it’s crucial to go through regular screening tests as part of your healthcare routine. Doing so may help your doctor find colon cancer early, which it’s easiest to treat.

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What is the Space OAR procedure?

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Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with prostate cancer? You are not alone.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in American men, and around one in nine men will undergo treatment for prostate cancer during their lifetime.

Prostate cancer is a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with the disease do not die from it. Because of ongoing advancements in treatment options—like the Space OAR hydrogel procedure—the outlook is good for most men facing a prostate cancer diagnosis. 

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Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

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Your body often has a way of telling you when something is wrong.

When you notice things that aren’t right, those signs and symptoms might lead you to schedule an appointment with your provider to find the answers.

In most cases, specific symptoms can connect the dots for a diagnosis.

For prostate cancer, though, a little detective work is required for diagnosis. Patients with prostate cancer usually show no signs of having the condition.

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