Tag: Lymphedema

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

The aim of precision medicine, also known as precision health, is to discover the right treatment for the right patient at the right time, and to determine factors contributing to or protecting from common and complex diseases.1 Breast cancer-related lymphedema (hereafter, lymphedema) is a progressive,…

Restrictions on Lymphedema Care

Men and women battling cancer are shedding their patient statuses with each successful surgery and effective radiation treatment. However, as one battle ends, another begins. The latest hurdle for them is a recent change in Medicare B coverage for use of pneumatic compression devices…

Medicare Cuts Coverage for Lymphedema Patients

Men and women battling cancer are shedding their patient statuses with each successful surgery and effective radiation treatment, however, as one battle ends, another begins. The latest hurdle for them is a change in Medicare B coverage for use of pneumatic compression devices (PCDs)…

Fighting For Lymphedema Coverage

When you spend an hour and 15 minutes at a time in a treatment room with a patient living with lymphedema, you get to know what life is like living with a disease that has no cure. They don’t walk because their legs are…

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