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Lymphoedema Management

A Tried & Tested, Painless Solution for the Treatment of Postmastectomy Lymphedema

For the many women across Australia suffering from postmastectomy lymphedema, there are limited treatment options that are effective and non-invasive. There is an option available to both patients to use at home and therapists offering a range of benefits including:

  • Painless and often immediate pain relief is experienced at the time of treatment
  • Dramatically shortened recovery time with rapid reduction of swelling and inflammation
  • Non-invasive and visible such as bandaging, compression tights, physiotherapy etc.
  • Significant softening of hard fibrosis
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved quality of life

RianCorp has developed and produced the LTU-904, a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) device that is cost effective and appropriately designed for the intended purpose. This device is the ONLY laser device cleared by FDA for lymphedema treatment after breast cancer and this product is backed with honest clinical data and outstanding customer support.

Lymphoedema is swelling of certain body parts such as arms, legs and breast and is particularly common after treatment for breast cancer. It is important to note that lymphoedema management is not a cure for cancer but merely a means to help prevent the spread of further swelling and cancerous cells. Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic system (the system that drains excess fluids into the circulatory system) is injured or obstructed and this can be acute and chronic.

Thus, lymphoedema management is a custom treatment plan that is based on the stage of cancer the patient may have and the swelling to help improve the flow of the lymph fluid and reduce the swelling.

These management plans are approached holistically and will include education, treatment, exercise plans, skin care routines and areas that will need massages. At St. Mary Medical Centre we advise many different treatment pathways but one of the more common pathways is a combination of manual lymphatic draining (MLD) and laser therapy because it effectively reduces swelling and promotes cell regeneration. In particular, laser therapy targets the injured lymphatic system and reduces the volume of fluid to prevent the progression of lymphoedema.

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