Lymphoedema is a condition that can cause significant swelling of the arm or leg region due to the buildup of extracellular fluid, a secondary impact of lymph node removal or damage with cancer treatment.
The risk of Lymphoedema depends on the extent of surgery or treatment and whether lymph node dissection is performed. Current research into breast cancer treatment suggests the risk to be approx. 30% with radiation to the axilla, 20% following axillary node dissection and up to 5% with Sentinel node biopsy.
We are passionate about helping women prevent or minimise Lymphoedema and believe that the battle against Lymphoedema should not begin once swelling is already visibly present but ideally before it is evident.
We are proud to use the SOZO machine as a part of our Lymphoedema program, as it’s the global leader in non-invasive fluid and tissue analysis playing an integral role in the early detection and monitoring of Lymphoedema.
We are excited to be able to offer the SOZOthrive technology at Women in Focus. It uses Impedimed’s Bio-Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS) technology. This technology is clinically proven for assessing fluid status and is considered the Gold Standard in Bio-Impedance Spectroscopy. SOZO is a non-invasive tool that enables the earliest detection of fluid accumulation and has been shown to reduce the incidence of clinical Lymphoedema by almost 90%.
We also provide complex Lymphoedema Therapy services including:
Manual Lymph Drainage
Skin care and
Prescription of appropriate exercises
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