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Lymphedema Programs

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.