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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Services - Complete Decongestive Therapy

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) has five primary goals in the treatment of Lymphedema.

  • Move stagnant lymph out of the tissues.
  • Assist in the reduction of swelling.
  • Help control swelling.
  • Soften fibrotic tissue.
  • Improve the patient’s general health.


There are three primary components of CDT. They are:

  • Manual lymph drainage.
  • The use of compression techniques.
  • Self-management procedures.
  • The self-management techniques include self-massage, compression methods, skin care and daily exercise.