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  • Posted: 12/19/2012
NCI Cancer Center News

Stanford researchers find that blood test accurately predicts lymphedema

Scientists have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema, an often-painful condition that can afflict cancer patients.

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