Lymphedema Today: Important Guidelines for Cancer Survivors
Thursday, August 21, 6 - 8 pm – Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Marina Maduro, PT, DPT, WCC, CLT,-LANA and Laura Castroviejo, PT, CLT, MLD/CDT
Baptist Health South Florida
Women who have been treated for breast cancer may be at risk for lymphedema in the arm, breast, and chest. In this presentation expert physical therapists Maduro and Castroviejo provide a comprehensive overview of lymphedema including prevention, early detection and treatment. They will discuss what lymphedema is, the steps you can take to lower your risk, what signs you can look for, and the latest advances in treatment. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.
Generously sponsored by:
INTRODUCING OUR NEW PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY PROGRAM
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (CSCGM) is proud to introduce our new Pediatric Oncology Pilot Program, presented by Carnival Foundation. Please follow the CHILDREN & TEENS PROGRAMS link on this page for the latest information on our new and exciting programs beginning with our currently established monthly Family Networking Group, taking place on the third Saturday of every month.
1. Help children with cancer process feelings, adapt to stress of their illness, skill build and learn through age-appropriate interventions including therapeutic play.
2. Give well siblings an opportunity for safe expression regarding how cancer has affected them by providing developmentally appropriate support for their needs.
3. Help parents address their own emotional needs so they can better manage the tasks of parenting a child with cancer.
4. Provide schools with information and resources for responding to the needs of children and their families living with cancer.