Cancer treatment can cause swelling and a buildup of fluid in the soft
tissues, often in the arms and legs, called lymphedema. Our experienced
occupational therapists, certified in lymphedema therapy and massage,
can help the body reabsorb accumulated fluid, and reduce swelling and
Within the St. Jude Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, we offer
private treatment rooms solely dedicated to the comfort and optimal management
of those with lymphedema. A physician referral is required; please call
(714) 992-3000 ext. 4760 for an appointment.
Other resources for lymphedema patients:
Go With the Flow: this class offers both education and support to patients who have had
lymph nodes removed or radiation to the axilla, groin or neck. For dates
and times, please call (714) 992-3000 ext. 2985.
Healthy Steps: a unique exercise class designed specifically for individuals undergoing
cancer treatment. Designed to reduce pain, improve energy, reduce the
risk of lymphedema, and have fun, the class is led by certified lymphedema
specialists. For dates and times, please call (714) 992-3000 ext. 2925.