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June 2012  


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Hormones and Breast Cancer 
One of the principal causes of lymphedema in the USA is the treatment associated with breast cancer. Treatments for breast cancer including surgery and radiation contribute to disruption of lymphatic vessels leading to lymphedema. Therefore, one of the best methods to prevent lymphedema is early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Two recent studies link hormone use to breast cancer risk. One study links the use of DES during pregnancy to breast cancer and another study links the use of hormones, especially the combined use of estrogen and testosterone to breast cancer among postmenopausal women.

Follow this link to read the complete article by Dr. Reid
Hormones and Breast Cancer
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This month's Noble Heart Fund recipient is shown below wearing an
upper Comfort Sleeve´┐Ż with a hand piece.


The Noble Heart Fund is designed to help those in need with their night-time compression. When we find a patient who fits the criteria for the Noble Heart Fund, they are provided a night-time compression sleeve either free of cost or at a highly discounted price.

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Dear Kelly,

I don't have a question, rather a thank you and a suggestion.  You had helped me on the phone as well as guided me to your instructional videos and I think that would be great in your next edition of eNews to highlight one of your youtube videos to be sure that folks like me are aware that this is available.  I know you put the logos on your eNews but I think a link to at least one of the videos would encourage folks to check it out and a lot of questions can be answered.

Thank you again!  Jane

Good idea! Here is a link for those with Classic ReidSleeve's. You may find this helpful.


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