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Lymphedema may develop months or even years after a procedure.
Therapy sessions are usually one hour in length and patients usually attend therapy three times a week.
Patients may be referred to the Lymphedema Clinic by their PCP, surgeon or oncologist.
Since there is no cure for lymphedema, the primary goal of treatment is to reduce the swelling and to maintain the reduction through patient education of lifelong home program of compression with bandaging or garments.
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