Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Program
Thursday, Mar 22, 2012, 7:00pm-8:30pm
United Methodist Church, 300 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Support Connection, Inc. announces a free educational program: “Lymphedema After Breast Cancer” will be offered on Thurs., Mar. 22, from 7pm-8:30 pm at United Methodist Church, 300 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Open to people living with breast cancer. To learn more or to pre-register (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
When a person has lymph nodes removed and/or undergoes radiation therapy, they are at risk to develop a condition called lymphedema. This workshop will focus on the following: What is Lymphedema and who is at risk? How to prevent Lymphedema. Current treatment methods. Common myths associated with Lymphedema.
The speaker will be Michele Berliner, a physical therapist specializing in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Currently practicing at Access Physical Therapy and Wellness in Armonk, Ms. Berliner began her career at the RUSK Institute, later working at a private practice inNew York City where she assisted in launching a Breast Cancer and Lymphedema Rehabilitation Program. She has lectured to physicians and the community on this topic and also presented a research study on breast cancer patients and the effects of lymphedema therapy on their quality of life.