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Forté Fitness Pearls

A fitness blog by Forté Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, the premier physical therapy center dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors “move better, feel better, be better”.

Restoring fitness is an essential key to feeling better after cancer treatment. Do you wonder where to start? Do you worry about getting lymphedema? Do you know how to exercise? Do you even like to exercise? These and many other issues are addressed here in the fitness blog. We hope you get inspired and informed as we share personal experiences and fitness pearls. Please send a note if you need help, have questions, or just want to share your own thoughts. We would love to hear from you!

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Lowering Your Risk of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

If you have had breast cancer, chances are you are at risk for developing swelling in the arm, breast, or trunk after having lymph nodes removed as part of your cancer treatment. This condition is known as breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) and can be mildly bothersome in early stages to severely debilitating in advanced stages.

The more lymph nodes you have removed, the greater the risk, and if you had radiation in addition to surgery, your risk increases even more. Most people who develop lymphedema develop swelling within the first 2-3 years after treatment, however, people who have undergone treatment for breast cancer carry a risk of lymphedema for a lifetime.Continue Reading >>

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