The True Cost for Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema

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Although the cost of secondary lymphedema has often been discussed, it is not until recently that this amount has been quantified. A recent study has shown that, even 10 years after cancer treatment, survivors may be paying thousands of additional dollars per year to treat chronic lymphedema.

We are happy at Mitaka to be part of surgical lymphedema treatment, something we hope will be a long-term solution to chronic lymphedema, lowering the costs of treatment and allowing patients to continue work (and play!) without being hindered by this condition.

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