The Oncology Conditioning program is designed to help patients return to physical activity after intensive cancer treatment and provide all patients with help in coping with direct or indirect effects of cancer.
The Post-Mastectomy Program focuses on many elements noted in the Oncology conditioning program as well as addressing the specific deficits following mastectomy procedures. These deficits may include mobility deficits in the shoulder, arm and neck as well as lymphedema.
Lymphedema is the buildup of lymph in the tissues, mainly in the fat just under the skin, and is caused by a problem in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of too much tissue protein, fluid (edema), chronic inflammation, and thickening and scarring of connective tissue. The symptoms of lymphedema may vary, but often include:
swelling in a limb or body part
a feeling of heaviness or discomfort in the affected area, often resulting in loss of mobility
"We had a player receive what appeared to be a concussion, which is a necessary part of playing sports these days Hes fine and back on the field, but the attention to which Megan Swanlund, ATC for Mission Prep HS looked after our player was unprecedented She was extremely thorough, always checking on our player throughout the game until the time we left the field She then proceeded to thoroughly explain the situation to the head coach as well as to the players fatherNot only was this impressive, but it stood heads and shoulders above what we would have experienced at other schools and remarkably much more than you would have seen if the tables were reversedSports is a vital part of a young mans curriculum and necessary for preparation for life after high school Having and seeing someone like Megan makes people think, stand up and take notice, and occasionally write lettersI was a Corpsman in the Navy, as was my wife, we know the difference between actual care and minimum compliance Thanks for taking care of my player and thanks for being an example to the community in a time that desperately needs examples"