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IN-PERSON WORKSHOP: What is Lymphedema?

May 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What is Lymphedema? What Cancer Survivors want to know about Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management 

Date: Monday May 8, 2023
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: In-Person at CSCVVSB Office
RSVP: programs@cancersupportvvsb.org or 805-379-4777

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Workshop Description:

Lymphedema is one of the common side effects of cancer treatment. It refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell. It may also occur in the face, the trunk, the abdomen or the genital area. Lymphedema is
most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results from the inability of the lymphatic system to adequately drain lymph fluid from the limb. Lymphedema therapy or Complete Decongestive Therapy can help anyone with any type of swelling due to cancer, infection, trauma, or mastectomy procedure. Even patients with the most challenging lymphatic problems see a quick reduction of chronic swelling and have an improved quality of life.

About the Presenter:

Jennifer Vonarb was raised in Southern California and is a UCLA and Hahnemann University trained physical therapist. For 33 years, Jennifer has worked with outpatient orthopedic patients varying from postoperative shoulders and knees to spinal patients. Inspired by her
mother’s cancer diagnosis, she has become certified in Lymphedema therapy. Jennifer has great success in treating Lymphedema and continues to enjoy being able to help her patients during their recovery.



May 8, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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