Lymphedema as it Pertains to Breast and Ovarian Cancer

April 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hudson Valley Hospital
1980 Crompond Road
Cortlandt, NY 10567
Support Connection

Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers.  To learn more or to pre-register (pre-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

In this program, we will discuss the latest information on lymphedema, and look at various resources available for managing the condition.

SPEAKERS: JEN LOOBY, MS, PT, CLT, Physical Therapist/Senior Lymphedema Therapist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Topics: What is lymphedema and what causes it;  Incidence of lymphedema after breast and ovarian cancer;  Recommendations for surveillance and risk reduction for people at risk for developing breast cancer related lymphedema, as well as those already diagnosed with lymphedema;  Techniques for management of complete decongestive therapy, bandages, garments; Causes and treatments for axillary syndrome.

ANN MOWRY: Co-owner of Specialty Fittings.  She and her partner Diane Surman are certified mastectomy fitters and compression garment fitters. Topics: Resources available for lymphedema and post mastectomy management, such as: sleeves, compression garments, bras and post-mastectomy products.



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