March 6 is Lymphedema Awareness Day
March 6th- Lymphedema Awareness Day. This day is dedicated to those who have been an inspiration to the lymphedema community and to honour lymphedema patients, caregivers, therapists and advocates alike.
Thank You Angela
A sincere thank you to Angela Connell-Furi who generously volunteered close to a decade of her life to the LAS Executive. Her goal was to help anyone and everyone she could by sharing information about lymphedema and providing support to them. She always put helping other before her own needs. Because of these positive traits, Angela was recognized as the 2017-2018 Volunteer of the Year. Thank you Angela. You will be missed.
We welcome Graham Snell from Saskatoon as a new executive member.
Breast Cancer Survivors
Rehabilitation Needs Assessment
Recruiting participants for focus group sessions now. Are you a breast cancer survivor? Have you received your diagnosis and treatments within the last 10 years? Are you a resident of Saskatchewan? Have you experienced any shoulder / arm related problems after your surgery? Find out more here.
Recruiting participants for telephone interviews now. Are you a physical therapist or occupational therapist working with breast cancer survivors in some capacity? You may be able to participate in our study. Find out more here.
Dr Rockson's Lymphedema Research
Anti-inflammatory drug effective for treating lymphedema symptoms. Two early-stage clinical trials led by Stanford researchers have shown that ketoprofen can improve skin damage in patients with lymphedema. Read the article here.
2018 LAS Education Symposium Overview
The 2018 Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan (LAS) Education Symposium, Lymphedema and Lipedema Diagnosis, Management and Care Symposium, was held in Regina on September 6 and 7, 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. The Symposium was a huge success ... read the overview
View a slideshow
Lymphedema: Compression and Self-Care
Presentation by John Mulligan ... view.
2018 LAS Education Day and AGM
A big Thank You to Tracy Gardikiotis for planning the Education Day on May 5th and Thank You to Richard Porter (Porky) who has generously paid for the venue that day!
Read the overview report by Lairie Glenn, LAS Vice President.
Macleans Magazine Article
Kathy Bates Talks of her Toughest Role Yet.
An Introduction To LYMPHEDEMA
For People With or At Risk of Developing Lymphedema
Telehealth educational sessions are offered to clients with or at risk of lymphedema. Family members/caregivers and health care professionals are also welcome to attend. Please feel free to circulate to anyone else you feel should be aware of this.
Above message from: Senior Physical Therapist at RUH Outpatient and Acute Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Presented by the Certified Lymphedema Health Care Professionals Working for the Health Regions of Saskatchewan Via Telehealth
Dates for the coming year are: Oct. 22/18 from 1-2 pm and March 18/19 from 1-2 pm
Saskatoon: Contact (306)655-2431 for location and to RSVP
Rural Saskatoon Health Region and all other SK Health Regions: Contact (306) 655-1573 to get local contact number, then call the number they provide you for your location and to RSVP
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.
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.
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).
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 (email@example.com).
This poster board will be used for Education events, trade shows and LAS Symposiums. If you have an event in your area please contact LAS. Please contact LAS at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us or require the poster board.
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
Provincial Facebook Groups
Alberta lymphedema association
British Columbia Lymphedema Association
Lymphedema Association of Manitoba
Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Lymphedema Association of Nova Scotia
Lymphedema Association of Ontario
Lymphedema Association of Quebec
Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan
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.