a d Reducing Risk Of Lymphedema? | Oncolink - Cancer Resources

Reducing Risk Of Lymphedema?

Ultima Vez Modificado: 29 de junio del 2011

Share article

OncoLink Cancer FAQ

Can I prevent lymphedema after breast cancer treatment with complementary therapies?

OncoLink Cancer FAQ

Andrea Richtel-Branas, MSE, MPT, Lead Therapist, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, responds:

The best way to prevent lymphedema is to minimize your risk for getting lymphedema. Minimizing your risk involves good skin care, avoiding limb constriction, activity modification, avoiding temperature extremes and wearing well fitting compression garments (if you need them). The National Lymphedema Network has more information on reducing your risk.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. See full archive of IntegrativeTherapies in Cancer Care.

I Wish You Knew

How an oncology social worker can improve your cancer experience

View More

Blogs and Web Chats

OncoLink Blogs give our readers a chance to react to and comment on key cancer news topics and provides a forum for OncoLink Experts and readers to share opinions and learn from each other.

OncoLink OncoPilot

Frente a un nuevo diagnóstico de cáncer o de cambiar el curso de su tratamiento actual? Deje que nuestro personal de enfermería cáncer que ayudan a pasar!

Más información