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Kōkua Mau Meeting August 2022

August 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm HST

Join us August 25 at for a presentation by Louise Tanswell (Ellie) RN LMT CLT-LANA and Rocky Lee, Breast Cancer Survivor from LymphaCare Hawaii.

LymphaCare Hawaii advocates for cancer survivors who develop lymphedema (LE). These survivors are often “the forgotten ones” who suffer in silence, because their medical team is not taking their symptoms seriously. Join us to take a closer look at the problem and how LymphaCare is taking action to help!

In 2017, Ellie found her niche and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Ellie’s passion has always been symptom management, and in 2021 she founded LymphaCare Hawaii, to help low income families access specialist LE care.

Rochelle “Rocky” Lee born and raised in Hawaii Recently retired after 36 years of service at The Queen’s Medical Center in the position of Manager for the Women’s Health Center. A 5 year breast cancer survivor dealing with post treatment issues such as lymphedema in her right arm and having to follow a regimented program to keep her lymphedema controlled.

Ellie will also share about the the St. Christopher’s London CARE house, which provides comprehensive palliative care services to patients. She feels that it would be a valuable model for Hawaii.

Thur Aug 25, 2022
3:00-5 PM

Register in advance for the monthly meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the zoom meeting.

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