Quarterly Newsletter for Rehabilitation

The January rehabilitation newsletter is now available, click here to read it! 

Here is one of the highlights from the newsletter:

Highlight on Lymphedema and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

Lymphedema remains a well-established sequelae of breast cancer treatment, impacted by surgical node dissection, scar tissue, and/or radiation fibrosis. Upper extremity swelling may develop weeks to years following treatment and is characterized by an increase in protein rich fluid within the interstitial space. Lymphedema can result in pain, physical immobility, skin alterations, fibrosis, secondary infection, and/or heaviness of the affected extremity. Lymphedema can impact the patient’s self-perception and overall quality of life.  While there is no absolute cure for lymphedema, effective treatment is available.