Lymphedema pp 569-572 | Cite as

Education of the Patient

  • Emily Iker


Lymphedema is a chronic, debilitating condition resulting from a dysfunctional lymph transporting system of the lymphatic vessels and/or lymph nodes. Regardless of its etiology, it remains a generally incurable condition with steady progress through the rest of life. Therefore, a lifetime commitment to its management warrants a proper understanding of the nature of the condition by the patient, the family, as well as the healthcare personnel involved.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emily Iker
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  1. 1.Lymphedema Center of Santa MonicaCaliforniaUSA

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