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Free CMHS Seminar on June 25 to Focus on Lymphedema

Ventura, California, 06/10/2013

Lymphedema – the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in a body part resulting in swelling – will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, June 25.

Claudia Steele-Major, a 25-year-practiced licensed physical therapist in acute care/rehabilitation and outpatient therapy, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital at 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Steele-Major will cover risk reduction strategies and current treatment for lymphedema and how early diagnosis and treatment can help to manage this often unrecognized condition. Persons who have had cancer surgery with lymph node removal and/or radiation therapy are at risk to develop lymphedema.

Steele-Major, who graduated from the School of Physiotherapy in Erlangen, Germany, is certified by the Lymphology Association of North America. She established the Lymphedema and Oncology Rehabilitation program and is a Lymphedema Therapist at the CMH Cancer Resource Center.

Space is limited to this free event and reservation are required. Call 805-652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and twelve family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.