TY - CHAP A1 - Jin-Hong Chang A2 - Joshua H. Hou A3 - Sandeep Jain A4 - Dimitri T. Azar ED1 - Alberto Vannelli Y1 - 2012-01-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Strategies in Modulating Lymphedema N2 - Lymphedema is a swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the skin. Lymphedema can be caused by burns, injury, surgery, radiation therapy or cancer treatment that cancer survivors undergo. Risk of developing lymphedema is high especially in those with breast or prostate cancer. It is hereditary and can appear without warning at any time of life and is related to obesity and circulatory problems. If not treated, lymphedema can be painful and lead to life-threatening infections. This book will help physicians who deal with lymphedema. It will help you understand how the lymphatic system works, how lymphedema is diagnosed, how to cope with the challenges of lymphedema, how to find treatment, and how to deal with insurance issues. Novel Strategies in Lymphedema is for those with, or at risk of, developing lymphedema, and the healthcare professionals who care for them. BT - Novel Strategies in Lymphedema SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/35799 DO - 10.5772/35799 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-21 ER -