Many breast cancer survivors will probably tell you that the battle against the disease is one of the hardest they may have ever faced. That is why these courageous people deserve all the support they need as they go through the fight of their lives. While a lot is known about the importance of detection and the treatment of the disease, not many people are fully aware that after breast cancer treatment, there are sometimes complications that survivors might not anticipate.
Local certified lymphoedema therapist and board-certified massage therapist Karie-Ann de Gannes is particularly aware of this risk of complications as she sees them all the time in her clients. “After surgery or radiation therapy, some patients develop lymphoedema,” she explains.