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Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema is a potentially serious side effect of cancer treatment (surgery and radiation) and is the body's reaction to having lymph nodes removed. The lymphatic system drains the body of excess fluid and when this is disrupted. When nodes are removed, there is the potential for poor drainage leading to swelling of arms, legs, face, neck, and other body parts.

Treatments for lymphedema include:

  • Exercise
  • Wrapping / bandages
  • Massage
  • Compression
  • Stretching

We have massage therapists that are also Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT) who can educate, evaluate and effectively treat lymphedema complications from cancer treatment. Many times this treatment is done in collaboration with physical therapists from the Boulder Community Health Cancer Rehab team.

If you would like more information about lymphedema risk, symptoms, and precautions, call our patient service coordinator at 303-415-7292.
We would be happy to help you set up an appointment.

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