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Living with Lymphedema: A Special Educational Forum for Those Who Have Had Breast Cancer

Dr. Sabaa Mundia and Vanesa Cardarelli will present information on lymphedema for those who have had breast cancer, including early identification and the potential for developing lymphedema when recovering from breast cancer surgery. This free informative session will be held on;

Thursday, April 3 at 7 pm
Adelphi University in Garden City at Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue.

Sabaa Mundia, BSc, PT, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in lymphedema and breast cancer therapy. She has worked at Mount Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and is currently the director at South Nassau Physical Therapy in Garden City. Sabaa is a volunteer at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program and writes a weekly posting “Saturdays with Sabaa—Breast Cancer and Lymphedema Education and Tips” on the Breast Cancer Program’s Facebook page.

Vanesa Cardarelli was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2009. She had a bilateral mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction. She developed lymphedema four months after her surgery and started treatment for it after she completed her chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The mother of two young children, Ms. Cardarelli is a new volunteer at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program.

Attendees will also learn techniques for skin care, self-care and risk reduction. The presentation will include a practical demonstration of exercises that you can do at home and interventions, including manual lymph drainage, wrapping, compression garments and sleeve covers.

Registration is required. To register, call 516-877-4325516-877-4325.

The 2014 Educational Forum Series is sponsored by a grant from the Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer.