After breast cancer surgery, our patients are often left with surgical and radiation-induced fibrosis. For some patients, they also have a condition known as cording.
These health challenges can seriously impact a patient’s mobility and quality of life. However, there are things we can do to help them heal and experience significantly better health outcomes.
Learn more about surgical and radiation-induced fibrosis, as well as cording, in an article by Karen Ashforth, OT MS CLT-LANA. Karen speaks frequently in academic, clinical and professional settings and performs clinical research that she shares at conferences around the world. Her presentations have included four International Lymphology Congress meetings: 2017 Spain, 2015 USA, 2011 Sweden, 2009 Australia, as well as medical conferences in the United States, Canada and Israel.
Click to read this article, where Karen explains the relationship between fibrosis and health effects like post-surgical fibrosis, radiation-induced fibrosis, and cording.
With helpful scientific explanations and detailed examples from her practice, Karen describes how clinicians can approach their most challenging fibrosis cases.
This is a 9-minute read.