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February 2014 


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UCSF study: Genetic Markers linked to the Development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors.

UCSF is the first to conduct a study to evaluate the genetic predictors of lymphedema. In this study they tracked 400 women over the course of four to five years and was published on online in PLOS ONE. 

Senior Author of the study, Bradley Aoizerat, PhD states: 
"These genes are 'turned on' later in the development of our lymph system and blood vessels. They appear to play a role in the ability of our lymphatic system to function on an ongoing basis. It is possible in some individuals who have changes in these genes, that lymphedema could develop after an injury like breast cancer surgery because these genes do not function properly."

To review this article in full please visit this web link: UCSF Study

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This month's Noble Heart Fund recipient is shown below wearing
a lower ReidSleeve´┐Ż Classic


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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Hi Kelly,

I have a ReidSleeve classic, 1/2 leg length and I received a liner with the ReidSleeve.  This liner is wonderful and I love that I can wash and dry it.  Is it possible to get extra liners?

Thank you in advance and you may use my first name!

Dear Callina,

Yes, give me a call toll free 1-800-293-3362 or email me at [email protected]. I am happy to assist you in obtaining more liners. This is not an unusual request and it helps to keep the inside of the ReidSleeve clean and dry.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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