What is Lymphedema? And What Does it Mean for my Cancer Diagnosis?
Content and information provided by Kathy Kearse, PT, CLT-LANA
To understand Lymphedema and to honor lymphedema awareness month, let’s talk first about the Lymphatic System. Most people have heard of the Circulatory System, which consists of the heart, arteries, and veins. The lesser known Lymphatic System is a one-way system of vessels, which runs parallel to the blood vessels, starting in the tissue spaces throughout the body (skin, muscle, organs, etc.) and ending at large veins close to the heart. (more…)