Rita Stevens

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Article Talk: Breast Cancer Survivors May Knock Out Lymphedema by WeightliftingArticle Talk: Breast Cancer Survivors May Knock Out Lymphedema by Weightlifting
December 26, 2016
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As an Occupational Therapist who specializes in Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema treatment, I am glad to see that exercise is being promoted for breast cancer patients. I would like to mention that there was a study done a few years ago in New England called the PALS study regarding exercise for lymphedema patients. The results of this study showed that patients who had lymphedema and participated in an exercise program had fewer exacerbations of their lymphedema than the group who did not exercise. The caveat, however, was that these patients had carefully prescribed exercise programs set up for them by therapists who were trained in lymphdedema treatment. Exercise is certainly very ...

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