The Northwest Lymphedema Center’s patient education program is expanding by way of presentations being presented through the auspices of the Seattle Chapter of Cancer Lifeline, also a non-profit which serves cancer patients and their families.
Lynn Fass, president of our Board and Julie Venn, LMP, also a Board member, are presenting a seminar on lymphedema (below), designed to proactively educate cancer patients.
LYMPHEDEMA: WHAT CANCER PATIENTS & SURVIVORS NEED TO KNOW
In this presentation we will discuss the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system and what happens when that system is damaged, potentially causing lymphedema, a post-surgery condition. We will review some of the risk factors for developing lymphedema and early signs and symptoms of the condition that could trigger someone to pursue treatment. We will also discuss methods of treatment and management of the condition and strategies for living with lymphedema when it occurs.
Lynn Fass will present this material on Wednesday March 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Northwest Hospital in Seattle, WA. It will be held in the Medical Arts Building, Suite 112.
Julie Venn will present this material on Wednesday, March 18th 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. It will be held in the Medical Arts Center, in the Breast Center Conference Room.
Register for these free classes now on the Cancer Lifeline website.