Lymphedema Awareness Month

​Among patients, lymphedema is one of the most feared consequences of cancer treatment and can be a lifelong, chronic condition if left untreated. Of the nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S., roughly one in three treated for breast cancer, melanoma and pelvic cancers will develop chronic lymphedema1,2.

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Did You Know March is Lymphedema Awareness Month?

March is Lymphedema Awareness Month
Recent clinical studies have shown advancements in how a surveillance model-of-care along with L-Dex® can aid in the detection of cancer-related lymphedema and PREVENT it from becoming a chronic condition for the patient.

81% lower incidence of chronic cancer-related lymphedema using BIS L-Dex than circumference monitoring

A recent meta-analysis of 67,000 patients confirms that routine monitoring for early detection of lymphedema using ImpediMed’s L-Dex technology, combined with early intervention, cuts the relative rate of chronic cancer-related lymphedema by 81% when compared to circumference monitoring3.

SOZO with L-Dex Helps Detect Lymphedema at the Subclinical Level

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is the only reliable, non-invasive tool that can accurately detect accumulation of fluid related to subclinical lymphedema, in less than 30 seconds.

Prevention is as Simple as Test, Trigger, Treat™

To avoid chronic, lifelong lymphedema, patients must be monitored early and periodically – before the condition becomes irreversible. Learn more about how implementing the Lymphedema Prevention Program can help cancer patients avoid this chronic condition4.

5-Ways You Can Get Involved during Lymphedema Awareness Month

For Lymphedema Awareness Month, join millions of patients and healthcare professionals in recognizing and advocating for the improvement of patient care and access for those at-risk or suffering from lymphedema. Here are 5-ways to get involved:

Educate your patients on risk factors, treatment and prevention

Lymphedema is one of the most feared consequences of cancer treatment. Ensure the best possible outcome for patient survivorship by discussing the risk factors, treatment, and prevention with your patients. Check out our patient education support materials available for download.

See what leading cancer centers are doing to reduce the incidence of chronic cancer-related lymphedema

Advances in surgical and radiation techniques are helping healthcare professionals proactively address lymphedema onset. Learn more on what measures are being taken to help patients avoid chronic lymphedema at the time of treatment and beyond.

Learn about the latest advances in bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) for testing of subclinical lymphedema.

Recent data demonstrates that breast cancer patients monitored using bioimpedance spectroscopy reduced the incidence of chronic cancer-related lymphedema by 81% versus circumference monitoring3.

Understand the reimbursement landscape for L-Dex®.

For the latest information, download our billing and coding guide.

Step 5

Implement a Lymphedema Prevention Program today!

Early detection and treatment are critical to preventing cancer-related lymphedema4. Leading cancer institutions across the nation are seeing consistent reduction in lymphedema progression, trial after trial. Explore the study here and contact us to learn more about successful implementation of a Lymphedema Prevention Program.

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References

  1. Shaitelman SF, et al. Recent Progress in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer-Related Lymphedema.  CA Cancer J Clin. 2015;00:00–00.
  2. Brown JC, et al. The Prevalence of Lymphedema Symptoms among Long-Term Cancer Survivors with or at-risk for Lower Limb Lymphedema. Am J Phys Med
  3. Chirag Shah, et al. The impact of monitoring techniques on progression to chronic breast cancer-related lymphedema: a meta-analysis comparing bioimpedance spectroscopy versus circumferential measurements. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05988-6
  4. Ridner SH, et al. A Randomized Trial Evaluating Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Versus Tape Measurement for the Prevention of Lymphedema Following Treatment for Breast Cancer: Interim Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol 2019; https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07344-5.