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Lymphedema: Minimize Your Risk After Cancer Surgery
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Lymphedema can develop after a surgical procedure, such as mastectomy or pelvic surgery, which interferes with lymphatic drainage. Radiation therapy to lymph node areas may also cause or increase lymphedema development. A licensed physical therapist will discuss the lymphatic system, lymphedema management, and daily life precautions to minimize the chance of flare up. Participants will be educated on how to incorporate risk reduction practices into their lifestyle to reduce fear of engaging in normal activities of daily living, such as travel and exercise.
Presented by: Maria Sobol, Physical Therapist, NorthShore University HealthSystem