Dermatology Lymphology/Lymphedema

What can cause bumps on the elbows?

A bump on the elbow can occur for numerous reasons, such as skin irritation, arthritis, or an injury. People can treat most elbow bumps with over-the-counter medication or rest. Underlying medical conditions, such as arthritis, can cause permanent tissue damage if left untreated, however. In this article, we cover eight possible causes of bumps on […]

Lymphology/Lymphedema

What to know about reactive lymph nodes

When the body fights an infection or injury, lymph nodes sometimes swell. Doctors call this a reactive lymph node. Reactive lymph nodes are not dangerous. Lymph nodes house B and T lymphocytes, which are essential types of white blood cells. These cells help the body fight off infections from bacteria and viruses. Lymph nodes also […]

Lymphology/Lymphedema

How to perform a lymphatic drainage massage

Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other […]

Cancer / Oncology Lymphology/Lymphedema

Everything you need to know about R-CHOP

Chemotherapy uses a wide variety of drugs. Some are effective on their own, while others work best in combination with other types of medication. R-CHOP chemotherapy is an example of a combination treatment. R-CHOP consists of five separate drugs. These are: (R) rituximab (Rituxan) (C) cyclophosphamide (H) doxorubicin hydrochloride (O) vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar PFS) (P) […]

Lymphology/Lymphedema

Why are my lymph nodes swollen?

Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate a common infection, but they can also signal a medical condition, such as an immune disorder or, rarely, a type of cancer. Lymph nodes are small, round structures that play a vital role in the body’s immune system. Swollen lymph nodes are also known as swollen glands. In this article, […]