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  • Class offered for patients at risk for lymphedema

  • Area patients who are at risk for lymphedema are invited to participate in a class offered each month by Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.
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  •  Area patients who are at risk for lymphedema are invited to participate in a class offered each month by Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.
     “Lymphedema 101” is a one-hour course offered to patients who currently are undergoing cancer treatment or surgical procedures that put them at risk for developing lymphedema, a swelling in the limbs that can develop when the lymphatic system is damaged.
     The class meets 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Lake Regional Cancer Center Resource Room. Lunch will be provided.
     The course will be presented by Denise Hagemann, OTR/L, and Amberly Wiese, MOT R/L, CLT, and will review subjects such as monitoring, prevention and treatment options.
     For more information, contact Lake Regional Cancer Center at 573-302-2772 or visit lakeregional.com/events.
     
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