Lymphedema:  Minimizing Your Risk After Surgery

Lymphedema is most frequently developed after a surgical procedure, such as mastectomy of pelvic surgery, which interferes with lymphatic drainage.  Radiation Therapy to lymph node areas may also cause or increase lymphedema development.  A licensed Lymphedema Therapist will discuss the pathophysiology of the lymphatic system, lymphedema treatment and management as well as daily life precautions to minimize the risk of lymphedema.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Evanston Hospital
Kellogg Patient Education Room

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Fit For LIFE: Get Started!

The LIFE Cancer Survivorship program presents the Myra Rubenstein Weis Survivorship 101 Lecture Series “Fit for LIFE:  Get Started!”  Physical therapists on staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem will educate cancer survivors on the benefits of physical activity and provide demonstrations on how to begin an exercise regimen. Reference materials will also be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Highland Park Hospital
Meeting Room 2

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