Lymphedema is the swelling of any limb due to insufficient drainage of
the lymphatic system. Patients undergoing cancer treatment are at risk
of developing lymphedema if there is damage to the lymph nodes and
The lymphedema management programs of Main Line Health offer a full
continuum of care. Under the direction of a physician, specially trained
and experienced occupational and physical therapists employ a variety of
techniques to help patients better manage the symptoms associated with
lymphedema. The best results are achieved with early and continued
treatment. Even in cases of chronic lymphedema, an active management
program can reduce swelling and improve symptoms.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.