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.
Understanding Breast Cancer Related Fibrosis: Post-surgical, Radiation-induced, and Cording
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.