Lymphedema—the swelling of a limb, a breast, the back, or genitalia due
to insufficient drainage of the lymphatic system—can happen to anyone
whose lymph nodes and vessels have been damaged as a result of
chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. That’s why the Lymphedema Management
Program at Lankenau Medical Center offers a full continuum of care when
it comes to the care of lymphedema.
Under the direction of a doctor, specially trained and experienced
occupational and/or physical therapists employ a variety of techniques
to help patients better manage the symptoms associated with lymphedema.
The best results are often achieved with early and continued treatment.
Each patient is evaluated and an individualized plan is developed to
meet specific needs and achieve the best results. Our goal is always to
restore function, improve range of motion and enhance quality of life.
Therapeutic components for managing lymphedema include:
Compression bandages or garments
Skin and nail care
Outpatient rehab services
Therapeutic stretching, strengthening and conditioning exercises
We also have a wide range support services, including monthly support
groups, community education programs, lifestyle education, nutrition
counseling, alternative therapies, cancer prevention and screening
activities, home care services, fatigue interventions, general
conditioning exercises, lymphedema information resource guide.
For more information about the Lymphedema Management Program at
Lankenau Medical Center, call 484.829.6003.
This program is offered in collaboration with the Members of the
National Lymphedema Network.
Lankenau Cancer Center
Schedule an appointment with a Lankenau cancer specialist:
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.