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Breast Swelling

At ShechterCare®, we specialize in the effective management of breast lymphedema, a condition often arising post-breast cancer treatment. Our dedicated approach emphasizes early detection and personalized treatment to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Understanding Breast Lymphedema

Breast lymphedema is a condition where lymphatic fluid accumulates in the breast tissue, often due to impaired lymphatic system function following cancer treatments. This accumulation can cause noticeable swelling and discomfort, affecting not just the breast but also potentially extending to the surrounding areas.

Post-Breast Cancer Treatment and Lymphedema

Treatments like mastectomy, lumpectomy, or radiation therapy, particularly those involving lymph node removal, significantly increase the risk of developing breast lymphedema. This condition can vary in onset and severity, underscoring the importance of early detection and consistent management.


Prevention and Management of Breast Lymphedema

Early recognition of symptoms is crucial in preventing the progression of breast lymphedema. Factors such as infections, trauma, or radiation can contribute to the onset of this condition. At ShechterCare®, our goal is to prevent new occurrences and effectively manage existing conditions through a combination of patient education, self-care techniques, and professional interventions.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Breast Lymphedema

We approach breast lymphedema with a multi-faceted treatment plan, designed to address the unique challenges of this condition. Our therapy methods include:

  1. Complete Decongestive Therapy: An individualized approach combining various techniques to manage and alleviate the symptoms of breast lymphedema.

  2. Manual Lymphatic Drainage: A gentle, therapeutic technique that helps stimulate lymph flow and reduce swelling in the affected breast tissue.

  3. Compression Therapy: Utilizing specialized garments to maintain reduced swelling and support the function of the lymphatic system.

  4. Therapeutic Exercise: Tailoring exercises to improve range of motion, strength, and overall function of the affected area.


Embracing Your Journey to Recovery

At ShechterCare®, we understand the complexities and challenges of living with breast lymphedema. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care, empowering you to manage your condition effectively and improve your quality of life.

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