Lymphedema is an accumulation of fluid, which causes swelling in the arms or legs and is due to an impairment in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is most commonly seen in the arms of women who have undergone axillary (armpit) lymph node dissection as part of their treatment for breast cancer. Comprehensive treatment of the lymphedema problem often involves manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, excellent skin care, and specific exercises. You are invited to attend a free workshop to learn about lymphedema, prevention, treatment and precautionary measures that may potentialy help avoid the condition for individuals who have received cancer treatment. The same material is covered each class.
Location: South Carolina Oncology Associates (SCOA)
166 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
SCOA Education Room (on lower level)
Dates and Time: The first Tuesday of each month from 3–4 p.m.
|January 7, 2014||July 1, 2014|
|February 4, 2014||August 5, 2014|
March 4, 2014
|September 2, 2014|
|April 1, 2014||October 7, 2014|
|May 6, 2014||November 4, 2014|
|June 3, 2014||December 2, 2014|
|Class instructors:||Kel Jansen, OTR/L, CLT-LANA|
|Shanda Berg, PT, CLT-LANA|
|Marie McGowan, PT, CLT-LANA|
To register or for more information, call (803) 296-3564 — registration is not mandatory — used only to contact attendees in the event of cancellation.
The National Lymphedema Network can provide additional information about lymphedema and help find a lymphedema treatment center close to you. To learn more about breast cancer treatment, please visit the National Comprehensive Cancer Network web site.