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First Wednesday Webinar - Reboot of Lymphedema and Breast Cancer
Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

Reboot of Lymphedema and Breast Cancer  
Wednesday, November 3 at 8:00 PM ET

Leslie McGrath, MS, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

This discussion will center around breast cancer-related lymphedema of the upper extremity and our collaborative efforts at a large cancer treatment and research institution to screen, diagnose, and treat this debilitating condition.


  1. Using background, pathophysiology, and risk models for breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) , analyze the imperative to shift from an impairment-based model to a preventive, prospective surveillance approach.
  2. Identify and discuss modalities for both screening and diagnosing BCRL.
  3. Examine newer lymphatic microsurgical approaches to lymphedema and discuss ongoing clinical trials for lymphedema risk reduction.


About the presenter:
Leslie joined the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering as a Nurse Practitioner in 2019 in a role focused almost exclusively on the prevention and management of lymphedema. Prior to this role her background is in wound care and she has been a member of AAWC since 2011.

Contact: [email protected]