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
"Proud to live here On September 16supthsup, at our first home football game this fall at SLOHS, an Oxnard football player suffered a severe head injury He is now making a recovery and with this positive news I would like to thank the incredible community that helped to facilitate this young mans recoveryWhen our administrative team first heard of the incident, we wanted to help the family However, our efforts to pay for the familys hotel rooms were met by George Newland from Quality Suites He made it his priority to provide the family with comfort and a home base during their threeweek stay This generosity was also displayed by the Gridiron Club at SLOHS, which arranged meals and other services for the familyThen, the outpouring of help continued from anonymous members of the community who provided donations Our staff and administrators, along with Superintendent Eric Prater, continually showed support This community spirit was truly amazing, as was the hard work of the team Athletic Trainers from San Luis Sports Therapy, Amanda Snyder and Stacey Ritter, along with Dr Weise, the staff as Sierra Vista hospital and all of the ICU nurses, doctors and EMT staff who helpedAs a newcomer to the community, I was impressed with the cooperative spirit and compassion shows for this athlete and his family I am proud to live in and be a part of the San Luis Obispo community"