Lymphedema Awareness Day
March the 6th is Lymphedema Awareness Day! Every year it is proclaimed in Saskatchewan and can be proclaimed in each city. Currently Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert are covered. There is a declaration form included that could be presented to City Hall in your area. Please inform us if your city or town is participating. You will also find a declaration form to be forwarded to your local media. This is a golden opportunity for lymphedema education. A big thank you to Shopper's Drug Mart who has generously donated $5,000.00 to cover lymphedema advertisements declaring March 6th Lymphedema Awareness Day on 10 radio stations provincially. Advertisements will air on the 5th and 6th .
You can help bring lymphedema awareness and education in SK!
SK Residents, Please help LAS distribute lymphedema brochures and posters to your doctor's offices. Also please ask them if they would be willing to receive a mailed copy of the Pathways magazine for their office free of charge (four issues yearly). LAS must order a minimum of 150 Pathways issues and we would like to use the extra copies towards education.
Please contact us if you would like to help (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gail Swain has once again generously made and donated a beautiful quilt to LAS to raise funds for education. For a donation of $3.00 you receive 1 ticket, for a donation of $5.00 you receive 2 tickets and for a $20.00 or more donation you receice 1 ticket and a charitable donation receipt. Tickets will be on sale until the draw is made at our 2017 AGM in May. Gail has made numerous quilts for LAS raffles over the years. We would like to thank Gail for her time, dedication, generosity and loyalty LAS!!!
Cheque payable to LAS.
P.O Box 28068 Saskatoon, SK S7M 5V8
Movie Night On February 21st
Who wants to come out for a fun, relaxing movie night in Saskatoon?
Soul Paper is at it again!! They are doing a raffle at this event with all proceeds going to LAS!!!
Thank You Susan Gallagher and Alex Alexsandor Pozsonyi for your ongoing support in lymphedema education and awareness!
More information on Facebook.
2017 Education Day
for a brief online survey on Breast Cancer and Shoulder Dysfunction among breast cancer survivors in Saskatchewan. See the poster for more information.
Please note that this site is more for health professional like physicians, nurses, therapists, etc.
You will need to create a profile and you will have access to information such as recorded webinars and upcoming events. You will also be able to register for future webinars.
An Introduction to Lymphedema
For people with or at risk of developing lymphedema. Presented by the Certified Lymphedema Health Care Professionals working for the Health Regions of Saskatchewan via Telehealth.
March 6 is Lymphedema Awareness Day
Your Journey- A guide for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
A new breast cancer patient education resource booklet and video, Your Journey, developed by the Lymphedema Working Group is now available on the Ministry of Health website at http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/cancer-information . A written resource and video will be soon be distributed to all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients across Saskatchewan.
SK Lymphedema Patient's Coverage from SAIL
Compression Garments and Bandaging Supplies
Patients diagnosed with lymphedema in Saskatchewan receive the following (100%) coverage under the SAIL program (Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living Program) Compression Garment Policy:
- 2 day-time compression garments every six months
- 1 night-time compression garment once per two years.
- Garments include socks (calf), hose (thigh/pantyhose), arm sleeves, gloves and non-elastic garments (ie. Circa-Aid).
- Bandaging supplies (foam/artiflex, short-stretch bandages), swell spots and scar pads.
- Accessories/supplies such as gel sheets, adhesives, stocking applicators, ulcer liners, and rubber gloves when used in conjunction with a compression garment.
- Patients must have the garment requisitioned by an Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT), Public or Private CDT Therapist (CDT), Enterostomal Therapy Nurse (ET), Diabetes Nurse (DNS) or Wound Care Nurse (IIWCC).
Charitable #: 844468074RR0001
$20.00 donations or more will receive a charitable donation receipt. (LAS will mail the receipt to you.)
Free Lymphedema Alert Bracelets
These bracelets which are for arm and/or leg say:
ALERT: LYMPHEDEMA No Blood Tests, Blood Pressure, No I.V or Injections into this Arm or Leg. For free bracelet please contact: www.lymphedema.com Peninsula Medical, Inc. ReidSleeve ® 1-800-29-EDEMA
Busting With Energy is Saskatchewan's only breast cancer survivors dragon boat team.
Who Are We?
The Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (LAS) is a non- profit organization founded in 2004 by a group of people who recognized the need to help those who have or are at risk of developing lymphedema and related lymphatic disorders. We strive to be a learning association, committed to ongoing education. LAS works to empower affected individuals and their families to successfully manage these conditions.
- To promote health by providing an annual symposium on lymphedema management for health professionals and patients;
- To promote health by providing workshops and educational materials for health professionals and patients on matters relating to diagnosing and treating lymphedema;
- To promote support for those affected by lymphedema by offering education and counselling and by establishing mutual support groups; and
- To undertake activities incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the above charitable purpose(s).
LYMPHEDEMA ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN FACEBOOK GROUP
We now have a Facebook group for the Association and all members and potential members are welcome.
Association events will be posted on there. Join and meet other members, ask questions, etc.
You must ask to join. Go to LYMPHEDEMA ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN FACEBOOK GROUP
Lymphedema Working Group
The Lymphedema Working Group was formed to review the policies and practices regarding lymphedema in the province of Saskatchewan. Working group members from LAS strove to educate and inform the Ministry of Health about patients' needs, the cost of lymphedema treatment to patients, and needed changes to policies and practices. On May 1, the working group met with then health minister Don McMorris to present the report to him in person and to answer questions he had about the report.
Ombudsman Saskatchewan promotes and protects fairness in the design and delivery of government services, including health services. If you have a concern about government services you've received:
- Step 1: Talk with your service provider.
- Step 2: If you are still concerned, contact Ombudsman Saskatchewan.
Congratulations past and present LAS Volunteers!
Disclaimer — The purpose of the health information on the web site of the Lymphedema Association of SK Inc. (LAS) is to inform and educate. This information does not replace the knowledge expertise, skill, and judgement of health care providers. It is not meant to be used as diagnosis or treatment. If you have medical questions or concern for your own health, please consult a qualified health care provider. LAS makes every effort to ensure that the information on this web site is correct and up-to-date, but cannot guarantee that it is error- free or complete. Links to our website are presented for informational purposes only and any mention of a product, form of therapy, or therapist does not constitute a recommendation.