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Liposuction May Ease Limb Swelling in Cancer Patients

Posted 1 Nov 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 – Liposuction may help people with lymphedema – a painful, disfiguring swelling of the arms, hands, legs or feet. Harvard researchers used the surgical technique to remove fat from just underneath the skin in three people with the condition. Two of the patients had lymphedema as a side effect of cancer treatment. The other one had a naturally developing form of ...

Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Posted 10 Dec 2015 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 – Scientists are testing a noninvasive alternative to lymph node biopsy for detecting early signs that melanoma skin cancer has spread. Patients currently undergo surgical removal, often involving a radioactiver tracer, of these lymph nodes to screen for wayward cancer cells. But researchers say that in most cases this approach uncovers no sign of cancer spread while ...

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