October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT It’s here again. You can see pink on everything, ribbons, coffee cups, even football players. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the developed world. Over the years a concerted effort has been made to raise awareness for early …

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March 6th is Lymphedema Awareness Day!

Victoria LaManna PT, DPT, CLT March 6th is Lymphedema Awareness Day! The lymph system carries the body’s waste products, dead pathogens, and water. Eventually these substances are cleared by the body. Problems can occur if the lymph system gets blocked and cannot clear these substances. Problems with the lymphatic system can cause swelling in affected …

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Lymph Drainage Therapy for Breast Health at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy

Victoria LaManna, PT, DPT, CLT As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, we at Beyond Basics are working hard to help spread the word on the importance of regular self-examination and early detection. For further review, please see our blog post from earlier this month. In addition to regular self-examination, regular breast massage …

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Conquering Lymphedema

by Roseanne Cruz According to recent studies, the incidence of breast cancer-related edema can range from 6-70%. Lymphedema, which can affect both men and women, is a persistent swelling of a body part due to a blockage in lymphatic flow when nodes or vessels are damaged or abnormal, such as post-radiation or chemotherapy treatment. Individuals …

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