12 doctors weighed in:
Is there a cure for lymphedema?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Unfortunately, no...
...However, many people with lymphedema will benefit greatly by the use of physical therapy.
I recommend you seek out a referral to a physical therapist trained in lymphatic drainage.

In brief: Unfortunately, no...
...However, many people with lymphedema will benefit greatly by the use of physical therapy.
I recommend you seek out a referral to a physical therapist trained in lymphatic drainage.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Linda Harris
In addition to physical therapy, which is clearly beneficial, use of compression garments, and lymphedema pumps, as well as meticulous skin care can help with the lymphedema.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sorry no cure
Please see your doctor to help control pain and symptoms.
Some hospitals have lymphedema clinic to help with this difficult problem.

In brief: Sorry no cure
Please see your doctor to help control pain and symptoms.
Some hospitals have lymphedema clinic to help with this difficult problem.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Control without cure
Although not curable, it is controllable, as drs.
Rosen and korona said. The mainstay is decongestive therapy. This includes elastic compression stockings, non-elastic circ-aids garments, sequential compression devices, lymphatic drainage/massage, diet and exercise. Going to a lymphedema clinic is helpful if you have one close. A great source of info is www.Lymphnet.Org.

In brief: Control without cure
Although not curable, it is controllable, as drs.
Rosen and korona said. The mainstay is decongestive therapy. This includes elastic compression stockings, non-elastic circ-aids garments, sequential compression devices, lymphatic drainage/massage, diet and exercise. Going to a lymphedema clinic is helpful if you have one close. A great source of info is www.Lymphnet.Org.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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