Statistics indicate that one in four patients will develop
lymphedema if they have had lymph nodes surgically removed or
irradiated because of malignant tumors.
The good news is that many of these cases can be prevented with
patient education and early treatment.
MaineGeneral has occupational and physical therapists who are
specially trained in the prevention and treatment of lymphedema.
Ask your physician if you could benefit from referral to this
program, or visit MaineGeneral's
Lymphedema Program to learn more about the care we offer.