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Yorktown's Support Connection Offers Educational Program On Lymphedema

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown-based Support Connection, Inc. will be offering a free, educational program titled “Lymphedema as it Pertains to Breast and Ovarian Cancer” at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

The program will be offered on Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to people living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers. To learn more or to pre-register, which is required, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Lymphedema is a swelling of a part of the body caused by the buildup of lymph fluids. It often happens in the arm, leg, face or neck. It can be caused by cancer or its treatment. In this program, we will discuss the latest information on lymphedema, and look at various resources available for managing the condition. Bring your questions.

Jen Looby will be speaking at the event. Looby is a physical therapist/senior Lymphedema therapist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. Looby will discuss what is lymphedema and what causes it; incidence of Lymphedema after breast and ovarian cancer; recommendations for surveillance and risk reduction for people at risk for developing breast cancer related lymphedema, as well as those already diagnosed with lymphedema; techniques for management of complete decongestive therapy, bandages, garments; causes and treatments for axillary syndrome.

Ann Mowry will also be speaking at the event. Mowry is co-owner of Specialty Fittings, located in Ginger’s Place at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. She and her partner, Diane Surman, are certified mastectomy fitters and compression garment fitters. Mowry will share the resources available for Lymphedema and post-mastectomy management, such as sleeves, compression garments, bras and post-mastectomy products.

To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call 914-0962-6402.

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