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Lymphedema is an increase of fluid in the lymph nodes after surgery. It can occur anytime following cancer treatment. Most conditions happen within the first two years post-surgery, but can also develop as late as 10 years after surgery. Detecting lymphedema early is critical for successful treatment and reversal of the condition.

In 2015, the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center started using the latest technology, Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS), to identify early stages of lymphedema. BIS technology measures body water and tissue volume to determine if a patient has lymphedema. This early detection allows patients to begin therapy as soon as possible.

Clark Comprehensive Breast Center specialists are educated about the signs and symptoms of lymphedema for early detection and care. Our multidisciplinary team also includes a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.