Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

At CARTI, we understand that the treatments and therapies used to combat your particular cancer often come with side effects that can present their own set of challenges. Our expert team of lymphedema and breast rehabilitation specialists are solely dedicated to helping you prevent such challenges by offering both preoperative education and postoperative follow-up care to help you manage these implications across the continuum of your breast cancer diagnosis and intervention. We hope this care allows you to resume life more quickly with fewer long-lasting effects of treatment.

You may receive care for any of the following symptoms or conditions:

Lymphedema and breast rehabilitation care can be provided simultaneously with other treatments and therapies. 


Lymphedema is a chronic condition characterized by swelling of one or more limbs and often the corresponding section of the body.

Signs of Lymphedema:

  1. Heaviness, stiffness and/or aching in one or more limbs
  2. Clothing or jewelry fitting tighter than normal

Causes of Lymphedema:

Treatment Options: 

Lymphedema is most effectively managed with a combination of treatments called Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).  

The treatment includes:


Our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program focuses on helping you address the long-term effects of your  disease in order to improve your life expectancy and overall quality of life.

Our approach is holistic and comprehensive. Some examples include: 

Your CARTI physician can refer you for services of the Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program. Ask them to make the referral and a member of our team will be in touch to set up your appointment. 

Please inform your provider if you are receiving home health services so you can be discharged prior to initiating our out-patient therapy services.

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