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what are the stages of lympedema(never heard of them)

catlover408
catlover408
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I live in the USA, noone ever said anything about stages. What nhappens at each stage? Are the stages like cancer stages?

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Lynora

Staging markers can differ from clinic to clinic, and should only be used as a guide for treatment. The volume of an affected limb(s) can very, depending on a number of factors.

It cannot be compared to cancer staging.

Have you found any of the US lymphoedema support sites yet? You may pick up more information from some of these sites and users:

lymphnet.org

lymphedemapeople.com

clt-lana.org

lymphedematreatmentact.org

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CCT67

Take a look at this consensus doc, it covers LE staging from the International society of Lymphology which is comprised of leading LE/LD disease specialist clinicians, scientists and researchers

italf.org/2016-consensus-do...

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Blondieone

Hi Catlover508. I’m in the UK and am a member of the LSN (Lymphoedema Support Netwotk). You can access their website where you will find lots of information. I’ve also just ordered a book called Lymphoedema Management and Nutrition by Jean Lamantia and Ann Dimenna. It has lots of information covering empowering strategies, recipes and exercises plus self lymphatic drainage and measuring. Lots of other useful information Not read it all yet but it’s quite explanatory and easy to understand. It’s published in Canada by Robert Rose so I’m sure you will be able to access this easily. Good luck in your search for further knowledge.

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Perido

Hi

The nurses at my lymphoedema clinic have assessed my lymphoedema (leg) as overall mild, on the basis of feel and appearance. However a recent ICG lymphography scan report states that I have severe lymphoedema in the lower part of my leg.

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hshank

Here is a link to a grading system by Dr Cheng, who is considered to be a leading surgeon for lymphedema related surgery -

lymphedemamicrosurgery.com/...

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