In the United States, approximately 266,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. A portion of these patients will develop lymphedema.

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99% when breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage.

Key factors in early detection include:

  • Monthly breast self-exams
  • Regular clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms

Understanding Lymphedema As A Result Of Breast Cancer