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    Breast Surgery that Lowers Lymphedema Risk

    October 26, 2011 | Heather Burchfield

    How do you decide what type of surgical treatment to undergo when you have been diagnosed with breast cancer? Dr. Dan Beauchamp, Chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, describes the differences in surgeries that remove cancerous tumors in the breast. He explains a new, less invasive surgery that reduces the risk of lymphedema, which causes areas of the body to swell, such as an arm or leg.