Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

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Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

Dr. David Song accompanied by nurse Christina Barra, right, examines Susan Wolfe-Tank’s arm for signs of lymphedema during a post-surgery checkup at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Wolfe-Tank underwent lymph node transfer surgery to ease the severe swelling, a lasting side effect of her breast cancer treatment.
Dr. David Song examines Susan Wolfe-Tank during a post-surgery checkup at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, as her daughter, Molly Overberg, watches. Song transferred lymph nodes from another part of Wolfe-Tank’s body to her arm to ease swelling called lymphedema, a lasting side effect of her breast cancer treatment.
Dr. David Song looks at surgical images in his office at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Song performs a type of surgery called lymph node transfer to ease lymphedema in the arm, severe swelling that can be a lasting side effect of breast cancer treatment.

Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

Dr. David Song accompanied by nurse Christina Barra, right, examines Susan Wolfe-Tank’s arm for signs of lymphedema during a post-surgery checkup at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Wolfe-Tank underwent lymph node transfer surgery to ease the severe swelling, a lasting side effect of her breast cancer treatment.
Dr. David Song examines Susan Wolfe-Tank during a post-surgery checkup at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, as her daughter, Molly Overberg, watches. Song transferred lymph nodes from another part of Wolfe-Tank’s body to her arm to ease swelling called lymphedema, a lasting side effect of her breast cancer treatment.
Dr. David Song looks at surgical images in his office at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Song performs a type of surgery called lymph node transfer to ease lymphedema in the arm, severe swelling that can be a lasting side effect of breast cancer treatment.
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