Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Risk Reduction Research, Controversy and Recommendations

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Risk Reduction Research, Controversy and Recommendations

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Presented by Janell Thome, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

Participants will:

  • Recognize the impact of lymphedema on breast cancer patients and the importance of education and risk reduction
  • Differentiate between non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors and recognize difficulties in predicting who may develop lymphedema
  • Learn challenges incumbent in researching lymphedema and risk reduction
  • Name three controversial risk reduction behaviors and the physiology used to justify it
  • Become familiar with findings of the most relevant articles supporting and refuting controversial precautions
  • Identify limitations of existing studies and inadequacies to address in future research
  • Understand recommendations for educating patients on lymphedema risk reduction

For more information, contact Heather Edwards or 816-287-6204.

Accreditation Statements


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Missouri State Medical Association through the joint providership of Institute for International Medicine (INMED) and Saint Luke’s Health System. The Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Institute for International Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Saint Luke’s Health System is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.0 contact hour

Mammography Technologists

Activity approved by ARST for 1 Category A credit.

Ticket Information

Risk Reduction Research, Controversy and Recommendations 11/14/2022

Date and Time

Nov 14, 2022 12:00 PM to
01:00 PM


Online Event

Event Category


Registration End Date

Nov 14, 2022
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