If you're experiencing abnormal swelling after cancer treatments, you may have developed a condition know as lymphedema. While there is no cure for lymphedema, there are ways to manage the condition, ensure your comfort and prevent its occurrence. Our Lymphedema Specialist is a physical therapist who specializes in the treatment of lymphedema and oncology conditions and provides services, such as:
- Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) treatment for lymphedema, including pre-op and post-op evaluation
- Education and prevention tools on lymphedema for those at risk
- Answering any questions on lymphedema
To learn more about our Lymphedema Specialist, please contact us at 215-494-7353.
Participate in the WISER Survivor Study—The WISER Survivor project is an approximately 14-month weight loss and exercise study for sedentary breast cancer survivors who are overweight and who have symptoms or a history of breast cancer related lymphedema. This study will examine the effect exercise and/or weight loss has on lymphedema, breast cancer recurrence and quality of life—Holy Redeemer is a study site. To learn more, click here.