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Date:3/27/2009

which requires general anesthesia and an overnight stay in the hospital, could also be done on people with lymphedema in the legs, which is caused by pelvic cancers, he said. And, with refinement, it might prove applicable to lymphedema from the filariasis parasite, which affects 200 million people worldwide, he said.

"We have the potential to impact a large number of people," Chang said.

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The Society for Vascular Surgery has more about lymphedema.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, news release, March 23, 2009


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