Those having breast cancer surgery on Vancouver island with an Axillary Node Dissection should have a physiotherapist visit prior to your discharge in order to review exercises with you.
You can learn about exercises to do after breast cancer surgery on the Canadian Cancer Agency website.
If you have been recommended for radiation treatment and are unable to lift your affected arm above your head; a Doctor's referral can be sent for Out- Patient Physiotherapy Services at the Royal Jubilee Hospital which is covered by Health Insurance BC (MSP).
Private physiotherapy clinics also have the expertise to provide these services for a fee.
Out-Patient Physiotherapy Contact Information
Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay Street
Lymphedema information sessions are held at Inspire Health in Victoria. Please call or email for the current schedule.
Telephone: 250-595- 7125
General Information on Physical Recovery from Breast Cancer
Lymphedema Information Sessions
Carol Armstrong BA Registered Massage Therapist
250- 598- 8004