• 7 months ago

    Re article April 18, 2017 on Complications of Breast Cancer Surgery under lymphedema

    Lymphedema is a chronic condition and patients should try to find a trained therapist who is designated as Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and or Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). Most physical or occupational therapists don’t know the proper techniques to help lymphedema patients. A trained lymphedema therapist will teach the patient self manual drainage for long term care; recommend the type of compression garments required; and then its up to the patient to find a fitter who understands compression garments. Be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems that can arise with lymphedema. There are many Lymphedema organizations and support groups throughout Canada and the U.S. who can help a patient find the best possible care.