Lymphedema is a swelling that can happen in the hand, arm, chest, or breast after removal of lymph nodes for breast cancer. When I started practicing
Physical Therapy can Help Improve Range-of-Motion After Lymph Node Surgery
A recent study presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium found that physical therapy can greatly
Lymphedema – The Importance of Early Intervention
The sciences of breast cancer care and breast cancer rehabilitation are changing. Lymphedema, a swelling that can occur after the removal of, or
I Can Get Lymphedema Where?
Many people are aware that after removal of lymph nodes during breast cancer surgery patients are at risk for lymphedema in their affected arm. But
The Lack of Lymphedema Education
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With many patients recovering from breast cancer lymphedema is often a major concern. However, there is a
A Drug to Combat Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a disease of swelling that can occur after the removal of, or injury to, the lymphatic system as often occurs after certain cancer
5 Things You Should Know About Head & Neck Cancer Lymphedema
Recently on the blog, we talked about 5 little known facts about head and neck cancer. As a follow-up to that article, here we are going to discuss 5
You’re a Breast Cancer Physical Therapist? What is That?
Usually it’s a simple conversation. “Hi, how are you? Nice to meet you. Which kid on the soccer field is yours? What do you do?” Followed by a
Lymphedema Risk after Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ovarian cancer is a nasty disease - a bully. It sneaks up on many women with subtle signs and symptoms that are often overlooked or overshadowed by