Lymphedema is the accumulation of excessive fluid in the body in particular your arms or legs, usually as a result of some cancers, (notably breast cancer) and their treatment. Lymphedema occurs when there is more fluid in your lymphatic system than can be moved naturally. This excess fluid collects in affected arm or leg tissues. Left untreated, this protein-rich liquid causes your lymphatic system’s channels to grow larger. It also reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, which affects the healing of wounds and may lead to infection. Lymphedema can affect both men and women.Symptoms of Lymphedema
Our program focuses on treatment and prevention of recurrence. It generally consists of daily sessions, including:
These services are provided by a certified lymphedema therapist fom the Center for Physical Rehabilitation at the Auburn Campus.How Can I Get an Appointment?
7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
(Appointments outside these hours are available upon request.)
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