March 6 is Lymphedema Awareness Day
View the proclamation.
Save the Date
May 23rd, 2015 LAS Education Day and Annual General Meeting. View the poster. Registration details to follow.
Vic Lemieux, a retired Prince Albert businessman, has generously donated a beautiful piece of stained glass to LAS to assist our organization. This piece of art will be present at Focus on Women in Prince Albert on March 14th and 15th to draw people to our booth and as a small fund raiser. For a donation of $2.00 or more, their name is entered into the draw. We are extending this opportunity to LAS members also. For a donation of $2.00-$4.99, your name will be put in the draw once. For a donation of $5.00 or more, your name will be entered twice. If anyone sends a charitable donation of $20.00 or more, you will receive your charitable donation receipt and your name will also go into the draw. You may include the money with your membership renewal (due March 1, 2015). The draw will be made at our AGM on May 23, 2015. Please see contact information for LAS address.
Your Journey- A guide for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
A new breast cancer patient education resource booklet and video, Your Journey, developed by the Lymphedema Working Group is now available on the Ministry of Health website at http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/cancer-information . A written resource and video will be soon be distributed to all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients across Saskatchewan.
2014 LAS Lymphedema Symposium Presentations
Noreen Campbell is a retired Clinical Specialist for wound care and has developed the Wound Management course - level 1 and 2 for continuing education at the University of Victoria and continues to work with the University.
Lymphedema and Lipedema Wound Management
Dr. Anna Towers is a physician who runs the Lymphedema Clinic in Montreal and is qualified in Lymphedema therapy. She is also involved with the Canadian Lymphedema Framework.
- Evaluation and management of chronic edema and lymphedema
- Lymphedema Care in Canada: What Does the Future Hold?
Symposium Brings Attention to Chronic Edema - Prince Albert Daily Herald, May 11, 2014
Very Exciting News for SK
LAS is excited to announce that Saskatchewan Health has expanded their SAIL Compression Garment and Bandaging Policy to include private CDT therapists in addition to public therapists. Private CDT therapists will now be able to requisition for compression garments and bandages covered by SAIL for those affected by lymphedema.
Extended Health Benefits Information Bulletin October 1, 2013: COMPRESSION GARMENT PROGRAM CHANGES
Charitable #: 844468074RR0001
$20.00 donations or more will receive a charitable donation receipt. (LAS will mail the receipt to you.)
Free Lymphedema Alert Bracelets
These bracelets which are for arm and/or leg say:
ALERT: LYMPHEDEMA No Blood Tests, Blood Pressure, No I.V or Injections into this Arm or Leg. For free bracelet please contact: www.lymphedema.com Peninsula Medical, Inc. ReidSleeve ® 1-800-29-EDEMA
Lymphedema Awareness Day
March 6 has been proclaimed Lymphedema Awareness Day in SK again this year!!.
View the proclamation.
Who Are We?
The Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (LAS) is a non- profit organization founded in 2004 by a group of people who recognized the need to help those who have or are at risk of developing lymphedema and related lymphatic disorders. We strive to be a learning association, committed to ongoing education. LAS works to empower affected individuals and their families to successfully manage these conditions.
- To promote health by providing an annual symposium on lymphedema management for health professionals and patients;
- To promote health by providing workshops and educational materials for health professionals and patients on matters relating to diagnosing and treating lymphedema;
- To promote support for those affected by lymphedema by offering education and counselling and by establishing mutual support groups; and
- To undertake activities incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the above charitable purpose(s).
LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP ~PRIVATE FOR PATIENTS~
This group is through Facebook, meet people from all around the world with lymphedema! Share your story, read others stories, get and give advice, learn tips and connect with others who are struggling with lymphedema. Extremely supportive and loving group!!!
If you are interested in joining this group please add Angela Connell-Furi to your friends list on Facebook and leave a message that you want to be added to the group! Please note that this group is private for lymphedema patients and their caregivers and can not be seen by others who are not in the group. Hope to see you in the group soon!
New — LYMPHEDEMA ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN FACEBOOK GROUP
We now have a Facebook group for the Association and all members and potential members are welcome.
Association events will be posted on there. Join and meet other members, ask questions, etc.
You must ask to join. Go to LYMPHEDEMA ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN FACEBOOK GROUP
Lymphedema Working Group
The Lymphedema Working Group was formed to review the policies and practices regarding lymphedema in the province of Saskatchewan. Working group members from LAS strove to educate and inform the Ministry of Health about patients' needs, the cost of lymphedema treatment to patients, and needed changes to policies and practices. On May 1, the working group met with then health minister Don McMorris to present the report to him in person and to answer questions he had about the report.
Ombudsman Saskatchewan promotes and protects fairness in the design and delivery of government services, including health services. If you have a concern about government services you've received:
- Step 1: Talk with your service provider.
- Step 2: If you are still concerned, contact Ombudsman Saskatchewan.