In 2018, approximately 254,744 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed, and 42,465 women died from breast cancer.
The best defense against breast cancer is a good offense. There are no perfect solutions, but you can do many things to protect yourself and reduce your risk, such as breast self-exams, mammography, and yearly clinical breast exams.
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Lymphedema Risk Reducing Precautions
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Benefits of physical therapy after mastectomy
Don’t let Pelvic Health Disorders slow you down.
Contrary to popular belief, pelvic health disorders such as bladder leakage and pelvic pain are not typical signs of aging! It is often a taboo or embarrassing topic to bring up, but millions of women of all ages suffer from one or both of these issues and never seek medical attention. Physical therapy is an option to help decrease urinary incontinence and relieve pelvic pain after surgery, child birth, trauma, menopause, or signs and symptoms that have occurred for no reason at all.
There is a support system waiting to help you take the next step.
Our Sports Plus Locations provide:
- Professional Skilled Therapists
- A Relaxed and Friendly Environment
- A Private and Secure Room
- Convenient Sports Plus Locations
- Over 40 Years of Experience in Women’s Health
The most common Women’s Health diagnoses include:
- Urinary Incontinence (stress, urge, mixed)
- Pelvic Pain
- Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
- Pain during and after pregnancy
- SI Joint Dysfunction
- Interstitial Cystitis
Women’s Health Physical Therapy treatment may include:
- Therapeutic exercise with biofeedback assistance or neuromuscular electrical stimulation
- Modalities for pain control
- Bladder training
- Manual joint mobilization
- Relaxation training
- Vaginal weight training
For more information and treatment options talk with your doctor or contact Sports Plus Rehab at 731-541-7060.
Robotic Gynecology Surgery
Surgery remains the most effective treatment when medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms for cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.
Open gynecologic surgery, which requires a large incision to access the uterus and surrounding anatomy, can be painful and can involve a long recovery time. Traditional surgery, however, is no longer patients’ only option.
Some less-invasive gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. For more complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control. The procedure increases the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
For the clinically appropriate patient, da Vinci gynecological procedures offer a number of potential benefits, including:
- Less post-operative pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less anesthesia
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster and more complete recovery
- Quicker return to normal daily activities
NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE STATEMENT
West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.