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We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as
well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and
guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.
Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.
Your lymph nodes play a vital part in removing excess fluid from your body and when they’re affected by injury, surgery, radiation or even a deformity at birth, you may experience a type of swelling called Lymphedema. Lymphedema causes an abnormal amount of swelling in your body tissue, such as an arm or leg, that can’t be relieved through elevation. Some people experience Lymphedema in the breast, head and neck, or genitalia as well.
At St. Vincent Oncology Rehab at the Cancer and Wellness Center, our Certified Lymphedema Therapists treat lymphedema according to the international gold standard called Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). This one-on-one treatment consists of:
Manual lymph drainage, a gentle, rhythmic, soothing massage technique that returns the fluid back to your circulatory system
Education on Skin care to prevent infections
Specific Exercises to stimulate the lymphatic system
Compression bandaging, both stock and custom, to shrink and soften tissues
During your therapy, we with work one on one with you to treat the Lymphedema, and teach you ways to manage swelling from lymphedema even after your therapy is completed.
If you’d like to learn more about lymphedema therapy at Saint Vincent Oncology Rehabilitation at the Cancer and Wellness Center or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 508-363-6805.
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