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Lymphedema

Lymphedema is swelling that develops due to the abnormal collection of fluid beneath the skin, most commonly in an arm or leg. This can occur when lymph nodes are removed or damaged during cancer treatment.

If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, or if you may be at risk of developing it, the multidisciplinary lymphedema program specialists at City of Hope will provide you with the information and expertise you need. Our specialized team of doctors, surgeons, nurses and certified lymphedema therapists will guide you through each step of the journey, from diagnosis to treatment to long-term management.

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City of Hope’s multidisciplinary lymphedema program offers patients the latest surgery, technology, research and innovation while providing compassionate care. Please call 800-826-4673 for personalized assistance or request an appointment online. Visit Making Your First Appointment for additional information.

Our Expertise

City of Hope is one of a small number of cancer centers in the U.S. that offers microsurgery treatment for lymphedema.

Located near Los Angeles, City of Hope is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of cancer. We are one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

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