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PEI Breast Cancer Information Partnership hosts lymphedema session

The PEI Breast Cancer Information Partnership recently hosted an information session in Charlottetown on lymphedema with a $2,500 community health grant from CBCF - Atlantic Region. The session provided information on the causes of lymphedema, treatments, and prevention. Attendees heard from special guest speaker, Alanna Saulnier, Physiotherapist in the Lymphedema Management Program, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Lymphedema occurs in 5-10% of women who have had lymph nodes removed as part of their breast cancer treatment. Lymphedema may occur within months to several years following surgery.

The Prince Edward Island Breast Cancer Information Partnership is comprised of members representing various organizations involved with breast cancer in Prince Edward Island. Members work together to ensure easily accessible, reliable, and up-to-date information about the early detection, treatment and follow-up care of breast cancer is available to those affected by breast cancer in Prince Edward Island. For more information on the Partnership, please visit http://www.peibcip.ca