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has anyone had stem cell therapy for lymphedema?

Posted by @brigid123, Tue, Feb 20 10:35am

my sister has just had surgury again to remove 3 tumors in the same area where she had breast cancer removed last year-after Chemo before this last surgury she delevolped lymphedema in her right arm..so painful and the swelling and pain have not gone away after these tumors..trying to see if anyone has tried stemm cell therpy or anything else to help?thank you

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Hi Brigid,
I did a quick search for stem cell therapy and lymphedema. It appears that research stem cell treatment for lymphedema is still in the early stages. See these articles:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sctm.17-0037/full
https://torontophysiotherapy.ca/stem-cell-therapy-for-lymphedema/

It is so important to do your homework and due diligence when researching new treatment options. Stem cells offer a lot of hope. But where these is hope, there is hype and charlatans as this FDA warning illustrates:
– FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘stem cell’ centers targeting vulnerable patients https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm573427.htm

You can read more about stem cells on the FDA’s website here: https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194655.htm

Another service I encourage you to take advantage of is Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine free Consult Service. If you call them, you will talk to a live person who will provide more information, research, and advice on seeking stem cell therapy from reputable providers, even if that provider is not Mayo Clinic. Their primary goal is to educate and help you find effective treatment.

Furthermore, you can add your name to a database to be notified when additional studies and information become available. Here’s more information about the stem cell Consult Service http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/clinical-services/regenerative-medicine-consult-service. Or simply call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of our experts.

Brigid, do you have lymphedema?

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