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Lymphedema Treatment Center

Lymphedema2019-01-23T02:33:25-04:00

CentraState’s Lymphedema Treatment Center offers focused and effective care for patients experiencing the condition. Lymphedema is when excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling. It usually happens in the arms or legs after lymph vessels or lymph nodes in the underarm or groin are surgically removed or treated with radiation. Sometimes other parts of the body are affected. Mainly people who have undergone cancer treatment may experience lymphedema.

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CentraState’s Lymphedema Treatment Center offers focused and effective care for patients experiencing the condition. Lymphedema is when excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling. It usually happens in the arms or legs after lymph vessels or lymph nodes in the underarm or groin are surgically removed or treated with radiation. Sometimes other parts of the body are affected. Mainly people who have undergone cancer treatment may experience lymphedema.

SYMPTOMS

  • Fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling in their hands or feet
  • Weakness
  • Pain in one or more areas of the body
  • Balance difficulties
  • Bowel or bladder problems
  • Speech or eating difficulties
  • Memory impairments or other cognitive impairments
  • Lymphedema (abnormal swelling)

SERVICES AND SUPPORT

While lymphedema is often a chronic, progressive condition, it can be treated and managed with proper care. At CentraState, our therapists use the gold standard of treatment, which is called complete decongestive therapy (CDT). This includes lymph drainage, compression bandaging, education about proper skin care and nutrition, use of compression garments, and specialized exercises, along with self-care instructions for use at home.

Some people who have undergone cancer treatment may experience lymphedema. Patients with cancer and cancer survivors may benefit from rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Our team of therapists works collaboratively with you and your medical team to develop a personalized plan of care that optimizes your return to function. We are available while you are in the hospital and in the outpatient setting. Our evidence-based, integrative approach helps ensure that your transition back to your lifestyle will be much easier.

CentraState periodically holds lymphedema support groups that are available to all who are experiencing lymphedema or are at risk for developing lymphedema, whether in treatment or not. Family members, friends, and caretakers are welcome.

To learn more about upcoming dates, call 732-294-2700.

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