Lymphedema-Mary's Stories-Prevention
Mary's Lymphedema Prevention

Mary has had lymphedema therapy for three weeks through a clinical trials lymphedema diagnostic study at St. Joseph's Hospital. Her lymphedema symptoms are gone and she has full use of her arm. She has an appointment to meet with Doreen, nurse who works two days a week at the local urban Indian clinic and two days a week at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Doreen: Well, you look much happier and better than the last time I saw you (smiling).

Mary: Oh yes. I feel fine. My arm is better and the therapist has been teaching me more about how to take care of my arm so that this doesn't happen again.

Doreen: Good. Prevention is very important, but I want you to understand that there is a lot we still don't know about lymphedema

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