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Lymphedema massage therapy available in Butler

Lymphedema is a medical issue that breast cancer patients often have to deal with in conjunction with normal treatments.

According to Butler Health System, there is a way you can combat it effectively and accessibly — massage therapy.

Lymphedema is seen primarily in breast cancer patients who receive mastectomies, or even patients who have lymph nodes removed. The condition occurs when lymphatic vessels are missing, impaired or damaged.

The health system website said treatment of Lymphedema is a combination of superficial massage, compression bandaging, exercise, skin care and compression garments.

If you’re interested in learning more about Lymphedema massage therapy opportunities in Butler, you can visit the health system website at www.butlerhealthsystem.org/services, or reach out to the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive, Cranberry Township, for rehabilitation services by calling 724-720-3050.

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