Perspectives: Lymphedema

Mar 8, 2018

All the advances in cancer diagnoses, treatment and survivability means a lot more people with lymphedema.  That’s swelling caused by compromises to the body’s lymphatic system, which results in an accumulation of fluid.  So far, there is no cure, but there are multiple therapies that can reduce the symptoms and threat of greater problems.  To talk about it are: Sheree Porter, rehab program manager at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare’s Rehabilitation Center; Kelly Uanino, occupational and certified lymphedema specialist; and Josie Gustafson, speech language pathologist with a specialty in head and neck cancers.