Test your knowledge of lymphedema
Lymphedema, a painful and chronic swelling of the lymph nodes, may affect up to 70 percent of women who have undergone surgery or received radiation for breast cancer. Men who have undergone prostate cancer surgery often experience it as well. Yet the condition, estimated to afflict 3 million to 5 million Americans, is rarely discussed by doctors; it is sometimes ignored and frequently misdiagnosed, and it routinely goes untreated. Read the full story.
November 8, 2010; 12:54 PM ET
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