Lymphedema: What You Need To Know Now Podcast

Have you had breast surgery and or radiation therapy? You may be at increased risk of lymphedema, a build-up of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just under your skin. Find out who is at risk, what you can do to help lower your risk, and manage the condition. Find out what you need to know now, with Occupational Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Stephanie Dessi Kiley. Survive and Live Well via www.elynjacobs.com This show is broadcast live on W4CS - The Cancer Support Network … [Read more...]

Weight Lifting May Help to Avert Lymph Problem

The following is an excerpt from a NY Times article on weight lifting and lymphedema. "After a woman has surgery for breast cancer, she is typically given a long list of don’ts. Don’t lift anything heavier than 15 pounds, including your child. Don’t carry a heavy purse or grocery bags. Don’t scrub, push, pull or hammer."   Read full article My patients are often shocked when we discuss exercise.  They say, “You want me to exercise?  But I was told I can never lift anything heavier than 10 … [Read more...]