Pilot Study of Post Breast Surgery Syndrome

Maine Cancer Foundation awarded $9,292.00 to Mercy Hospital Breast Health Center to explore the rehabilitative effectiveness of myofascial release treatment combined with a somatics exercise program and neuromuscular re-education compared to 'usual and customary care' in relation to improvement/elimination of post-breast surgery symptoms. These include but are not limited to pain, swelling, and restricted range of motion. Fifty patients will be recruited to participate in the year long randomized, controlled, parallel-group clinical evaluation aimed at offering the most effective treatment protocols to patients that have had breast surgery involving axillary node dissection. Contact: Melinda Molin, MD, Catherine MacDonald, RN or Gayle Hickok, RN, 879-3790 

Mercy Hospital
Melinda Molin, MD, Catherine MacDonald, RN and Gayle Hickok, RN
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1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2012 Clinical Trials Program Education and Enhancement $4,000 Clinical Trial Mercy Hospital
2011 New Leaf Program $4,000 Survivorship Mercy Hospital
2009 Breast Cancer Exercise Program $3,500 Education Mercy Hospital
2007 Life Beyond Chemotherapy $4,000 Survivorship Mercy Hospital
2002 lymphedema $9,292 Treatment Mercy Hospital
2001 Pilot Study of Post Breast Surgery Syndrome $9,292 Research Mercy Hospital