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Eliminating the Mystery Behind Lymphedema

March 17, 2022

What is Lymphedema? The swelling that occurs when there is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues is known as lymphedema. Primary lymphedema, which is hereditary and/or caused by gene abnormalities, is less common than secondary lymphedema, most often caused as a result of cancer treatment. During cancer treatment, a patient’s lymphatic system can become compromised, leading to the onset of lymphedema. Lymphedema is a progressive disease that can worsen over time ...

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What is Oncology Rehabilitation?

March 17, 2022

What is Oncology Rehab? Oncology rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy designed to improve physical function during and after cancer treatment. Oncology physical therapists receive extra training to address the unique needs of individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer-related surgeries, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Who should seek Oncology Rehabilitation? Anyone who has undergone any type of cancer treatment - including surgery, chemo, radiation, and/or endocrine therapy - may experience side effects impacting mobility, comfort and ...

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