Lymphedema affects millions of cancer patients, yet many don’t know their risk and treatment is not always covered
Sept. 3, 2015
| by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
Lymphedema has been called cancer’s “dirty little secret” since patients often don’t know they’re at risk for it, physicians may not recognize it and the condition can happen months or years after treatment. Compression garments vastly improve patients’ quality of life but Medicare and other insurers often don’t cover them.