Elisabeth Lachmann, MD | Authors

Persistence of Lymphedema Reduction After Noninvasive Complex Lymphedema Therapy

January 01, 1997

Secondary lymphedema is quite prevalent in cancer patients who require lymph node dissection for staging and/or treatment of their disease. Chronic lymphedema may arise shortly after surgical intervention or months to years afterward. The tendency of chronic lymphedema is to worsen over time.