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Older Female Cancer Survivors Face Challenges with Physical Activity Due to Chronic Lower Extremity Lymphedema

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A new study has found that nearly one-third of older adult female survivors of colorectal, endometrial, and ovarian cancer have quality of life-impacting challenges with physical activity due to chronic swelling (lymphedema) in the lower extremities. This is the first study to assess lower lymphedema in colon cancer survivors.

Researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) say these findings call attention to the importance of regularly assessing lower-extremity lymphedema in older survivors of cancer ­– something that's not part of current ...