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Topic: BIS Monitoring + Self Care Seems to Improve Lymphedema Outcomes

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2018 02:30PM

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Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Monitoring Plus Self Care Seems to Improve Lymphedema Outcomes
June 6, 2018

Baseline measurements with bioimpedance spectroscopy, followed by regular monitoring, can identify lymphedema early, which may allow it to be successfully treated with self-care. Read more...

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Jun 17, 2018 12:19AM Jiffrig wrote:

This is the lucky path I took and I am very fortunate to have minimal lymphedema despite having had all 3 tigger procedures. Unfortunately BIS is not covered by most insurance. It is covered by Medicare

Dx 7/15/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/2/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/11/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/5/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 7/28/2017 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap

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