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Cynthia Shechter was the recipient of the LE&RN Advocacy Award in 2015. Please click the link to view her acceptance speech

Posted by ShechterCare on Thursday, November 5, 2015

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  • Pneumatic Compression Devices Reduce Infections, Costs In Lymphedema

    Pneumatic Compression Devices Reduce Infections, Costs In Lymphedema

    By Larry Hand NEW YORK – Patients with lymphedema may reduce their risk of cellulitis, as well as the number of outpatient visits, by using an advanced pneumatic compression device (APCD), according to a new study. “Our study demonstrates, for the first time, that receipt of an advanced pneumatic compression device is associated with significantRead more →

  • Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

    Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

    MEMPHIS — After her doctor told her two months ago that she had breast cancer, Debrah Reid, a 58-year-old dance teacher, drove straight to a funeral home. She began planning a burial with the funeral director and his wife, even requesting a pink coffin. Sensing something was amiss, the funeral director, Edmund Ford, paused. “WhoRead more →

  • Myths and Realities of Exercising Post-Breast-Cancer-Surgery, by Cynthia Shechter

    Myths and Realities of Exercising Post-Breast-Cancer-Surgery, by Cynthia Shechter

    Guest Blogger: Cynthia Shechter Cynthia Shechter is an Occupational Therapist who earned her masters degree in occupational therapy at New York University. She has devoted her clinical practice to Breast Cancer and Lymphedema rehabilitation as well as hand/upper extremity therapy. Cynthia previously launched a Breast Cancer and Lymphedema rehabilitation program at a private facility inRead more →

  • Watch LE&RN’s First-Ever Live-Streamed Symposium

    Watch LE&RN’s First-Ever Live-Streamed Symposium

    On March 6, LE&RN held its first-ever live-streamed medical symposium. Our speaker, Dr. Joseph Dayan, of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, spoke on lymph node transfer surgery as a treatment for lymphedema. This LE&RN symposium is now available on YouTube. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: LRF sponsored…For more, visit the source link: http://lymphaticnetwork.org/news-events/archive/2013/03Read more →

  • Effectiveness of early physiotherapy to prevent lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer: randomised, single blinded, clinical trial

    Abstract Objective To determine the effectiveness of early physiotherapy in reducing the risk of secondary lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer. Design Randomised, single blinded, clinical trial. Setting University hospital in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Participants 120 women who had breast surgery involving dissection of axillary lymph nodes between May 2005 and June 2007. Intervention The early physiotherapy groupRead more →


Interview on Chasing News. It's a start, even though they spelled ShechterCare wrong...

Posted by ShechterCare on Friday, August 14, 2015
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