Lymphedema is a condition characterized by a swelling of a body part, usually an extremity. This swelling is caused by an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. While it is a chronic and progressive condition, with good care and attention to a few basic rules lymphedema can usually be controlled, and is completely compatible with a normal, active lifestyle.
Lymphedema can be either primary (meaning it has no obvious underlying cause) or secondary, in which case it is caused by injury to, scarring or excision of the lymph nodes, most often as a result of treatments given to combat cancers of the breast, uterus, bladder, ovary, prostate or testicle.
Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, working alongside the world-renowned Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, has the skilled therapists and other experts to help patients battling lymphedema get their condition under control so they can live a normal, active life once again.
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