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Published on August 20, 2014

Barbara Homon & Lymphedema Therapy

Barbara Homon
Patient: Barbara Homon, Derwood, MD

Location: Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center

Service: Lymphedema Therapy

Provider: Jennifer Nulton, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Barbara Homon, 71, of Derwood, Md., is an inspiration to those she meets. After undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2009, she developed lymphedema, a common side effect for cancer patients who have lymph nodes removed. She now works diligently to keep her lymphedema well-controlled by receiving regular therapy at the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center. After experiencing many aspects of cancer care, she gives the rehabilitation services at the cancer center, which opened in November 2013, two thumbs up.

"The setting at the Aquilino Cancer Center promotes community among patients and their families," Homon says. "I've been able to establish relationships with others who share a similar journey, and my husband loves the peaceful and inviting waiting area."

A team from Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland provides expert care to patients in the Aquilino Cancer Center. The specialized therapy can alleviate side effects from cancer treatment, like fatigue, pain, fibrosis and lymphedema.

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