Lymphedema is a condition involving the lymph nodes that occurs after surgery. While treating breast cancer lymph nodes may be removed, damaged or disturbed, leading to the potential for lymphedema to occur. Women should be aware of the signs and symptoms of lymphedema as they can manifest several years after surgery. If you notice any of the following, see your doctor right away:
Hello, My name is Algoma. Algoma means “valley of flowers”. I come from a big family. I have seven siblings. I grew up in the great outdoors. My childhood consisted of running around with my siblings and cousins. Ever since I was a child, I was intrigued by nature. I love flowers, the greeneries and the lakes. That is probably why I love walking so much.
These days we are bombarded with images of ” perfect bodies “. Most of us realize that these images have likely been altered in various ways. The problem is, that knowledge doesn’t stop us from trying to achieve ” perfection “. Sadly it’s just not possible. It’s time for a new definition of ” perfection “.
We are excited and proud to support the Woman Redefined Project, an art exhibit featuring the photography of ML Kenneth. The series of photos captures the essence of a group of beautiful women that have been on a journey with breast cancer.
A group of compassionate and committed women (and men) in the village of La Peñita in Nayarit, Mexico are providing care and support for breast cancer survivors in the region, which has an extremely high incidence of breast cancer.