Let's Talk About Lymphedema

The Century House | Latham, New York
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Volunteers & Participants
Barbara DeLapp, Celeste Freeman &
Cathy Carter

Thank you to the over 180 people for attending our "Let's Talk About Lymphedema" free dinner education program! The Century House in Latham was a lovely venue and provided delicious meals to accompany our informative speakers.

Thank you to Maria Corridore, MS OTR from Capital Living and Rehabilitation Services and Sandra Sanderson, MSPT from Samaritan Hospital for educating us on this interesting and often frustrating topic. Thank you also to Brenda Breen, OTR from Sunnyview Hospital for joining in with the question and answer period. All three therapists are Lymphedema Certified and have a passion for quality treatment of their patients.

Thank you to our exhibitors:

  • Albany Memorial Hospital Hand Rehabilitation Center
  • Medical Imaging Services
    at Albany Memorial and
    Samaritan Hospitals
  • Casting For Recovery
  • Hope Club
  • Medical Imaging Services at Albany Memorial & Samaritan Hospitals
  • Patient Navigator at the Cancer Treatment Ctr at Samaritan Hospital
  • Samaritan Hospital Physical Therapy Dept
  • Samaritan Hospital Women's Health Ctr
  • To Life! (also our partner with this event!)

Thank you to our sponsoring vendor, Anova Medical Supply, Inc., who's founder and president, Olga Krupinski, was present to answer any of our questions related to custom compression garments and sleeves. This is a local company founded in 2006. It is a NYS Certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise which received an Exemplary Provider Award following its accreditation in 2009. The office is located in North Greenbush and can be reached at 518-283-0206.

The take home message from this event:

  • Please be aware of any changes in your arms or breasts after your chemo or radiation treatment and/or surgeries.
  • Continue to do your breast self exams so you can detect any changes in your normal tissue lumps and bumps, skin color, scar tissue and size.
  • Watch for swelling or a feeling of fullness in any of these areas.

It is important to tell your health care provider if you have any of these signs no matter how much time has passed since your diagnosis! Your intuition is key . . . listen and then act upon!

Tom & Nancy Clemente

There is effective treatment for lymphedema right in our area. You can contact the outpatient therapy departments at the following hospitals: Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, St Peter's Hospital and Sunnyview Hospital. In Saratoga contact Kind'er Touch Physical Therapy.

And a very special THANK YOU to my husband, Tom, who comes to support me at all my fund events!