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Lymphedema Treatment

Our certified lymphedema therapist will tailor a treatment plan to you to alleviate side effects from breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy.

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Locations

CVPH Rehabilitation Services - Tom Miller Road

179 Tom Miller Road
Plattsburgh,  NY  12901

Hours of Operation
Physical Therapy
Monday - Friday, 7 am - 5:30 pm
Occupational Therapy
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Lymphedema is a potential side effect of breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy that can appear in some people during the months or even years after treatment ends.  It also affects those with certain vascular conditions.  Lymph is a thin, clear fluid that circulates throughout the body to remove wastes, bacteria and other substances from tissues. Edema is the buildup of excess fluid so lymphedema occurs when too much lymph collects in any area of the body.

Our certified lymphedema therapist can develop a treatment plan for you.  It may include sleeves, bandages, pumps and/or special exercises to help the lymph flow more efficiently.  Working with your physician (a physician referral is required), we can help restore function, reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort.