Additional Resources

 
Lymphedema Therapy

At St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Rehabilitation Department, patients diagnosed with lymphedema, breast cancer and

other cancers can expect a thorough evaluation and individualized treatment plan based on the most up-to-date

research.

Allison Langlitz, PT, CLT-LANA is a Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist with over 10 years of

experience treating patients with lymphedema as well as the multiple side effects associated with cancer treatment. 

Allison is certified through the Lymphology Association of North America and has taken further advanced training in

treating Lymphedema of the Head and Neck, as well as Cancer and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.

 

Lymphedema is a condition that involves a buildup of fluid in the body.  Lymphedema usually affects the arms or legs,

but may affect any body part.  It most commonly develops after surgery or radiation for the treatment of any type of

cancer that affects lymph nodes or lymph drainage, in the area served by those lymph nodes.

 

The international standard of care for lymphedema is called Complete Decongestive Therapy which consists of a

combination of specific treatments, performed by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Complete Decongestive

Therapy includes Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Compression Therapy, Therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Rehabilitation Department can serve all cancer survivors in need, whether beginning

treatment, finished with treatment or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from past treatment.

 

Physical Therapy can benefit a patient with a diagnosis of cancer to increase strength and endurance and prevent future

medical problems. The Physical therapist will create a personalized rehabilitation plan, with the goals of increasing

strength and energy, alleviating pain, improving physical functioning, achieving emotional balance and improving quality

of life.

 

Survivorship Care Plan
A survivorship care plan is a record of a patient's cancer history. It contains important information about the diagnosis,

given treatment, the need for future check-ups and cancer tests, the potential long-term late effects of the treatment you

received, and ideas for improving your health.  The care plan is created with your medical oncologist.

 

Cancer Screenings

Please contact Karen Ciardullo, Clinical Coordinator of Oncology, for upcoming cancer screening events, by calling (845) 458-4444.​​​