Lymphedema Therapy Services

Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system, which is responsible for draining excess fluid, is damaged and does not work properly as a result of cancer therapy. Significant swelling to the arm, leg or other body parts can occur due to extracellular fluid buildup. Lymphedema can be a chronic condition.
Lymphedema therapy involves manual therapy, compression bandaging, exercise and patient education to help control edema – a condition that can result from surgical removal of the lymph nodes, trauma, radiation or scarring.
Services are provided by licensed physical and occupational therapists certified in lymphedema.

Therapy Services

Keeping your lymphatic system healthy

Learn about the different treatment options available at Mercy for those suffering from lymphedema.

Lymphedema Therapy Services can be found at:

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