A basic question about curing lymphedema

When dealing with the condition of lymphedema (or any disease, for that matter), there is one very important question that should be asked, amongst the first ones.

However, in my research in the past almost three years, I have not encountered it anywhere, which I find utterly strange, because as Seneca has put it:

Seneca quote:
“It is part of the cure to wish to be cured” – Seneca

A week ago or so, I started to ask a few experts but received no response so far, therefore I put the question here:

After how long time of any and all signs and symptoms of lymphedema had disappeared and haven’t come back at all, would you say it is CURED?

How many weeks, months? Years?

I know, I know: the official belief is that lymphedema cannot be cured, – but this logically supposes that there must be a definition of lymphedema cured.

So what is THAT?

After my cancer surgery ten years ago, I left the hospital with the statement of being cured of cancer: meaning that no signs, symptoms of it were detectable in my body anymore. (It still took me about two months to physically recover from the surgery itself, plus much longer to deal with the mental, spiritual aspects of the whole story, but that’s another subject, part of my journey in life.)

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Similarly, phycisians must be able to determine when a person does not have the signs and symptoms of lymphedema anymore, if that happens. Same is true for lipedema.

So, the question is: WHEN would medical professionals say to a patient: “Your lymphedema (or lipedema) is cured”?, after how much time of being without symptoms?

If there is an answer published somewhere, please direct me to it in a comment.

If there isn’t, just tell what you think.

And please, in your response, do not tell me that “lymphedema cannot be cured”, “lymphedema is a progressive disease”, “there is no cure for lymphedema” and such, because I don’t buy that kind of thing: apart from my legs and foot still swollen, lymphedema with its several symptoms has almost completely disappeared from another, big area of my body, now it is only a very mild swelling in one spot, since a while.

Thank you.

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To your health,

— Andrea



Andrea Gerák (also spelled as Gerak) is a Hungarian artist, mostly known as a singer. She is also photographing, dancing, writing, sometimes acting or modeling, and forever learning through her journey in the world, living a happy nomad life. Her attention turned to health matters after a cancer surgery in 2008. Proud mom of a big boy.


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UPDATE 2018. Oct. 24.
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2 thoughts on “A basic question about curing lymphedema

  1. Reply from a lovely lady, Barbara:
    ” I truly believe Lymphedema can be cured. The Bible in Luke 14:1-6 tells us that Jesus cured a man with dropsy. Dropsy is edema or swelling. Also in Matthew 10:1 Jesus gave all His disciples power over ALL sickness and disease. As to when it is considered completely cured, I would say when our bodies tell us. I don’t believe there is a certain time table, some might be 5 years while others maybe just 6 months without swelling or the affects of it.”


    1. And my response:
      ” Thank you very much Barbara! I am glad to hear that there are others too who think similarly.

      Although I am not a practicing Christian and it personally does not mean much to me, recently a very interesting story happened with me when I met a couple people who are strong believers and they prayed for my legs to heal.

      There are other factors involved as well (things that I myself was and am doing) but indeed, my legs are better since then!!!

      When I have a bit more time, I will write more details of this.”


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