Webinar Series

TOPIC: Reducing Fear Around Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema - Knowledge if Power! 
DATE: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
TIME: 12 pm - 1 pm; via computer, phone or tablet


if you missed any of our past webinars, visit our recorded webinars page to listen to this and other important breast cancer topics. 


Please join the BCEA on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 to learn more about breast cancer related lymphedema and lessen the fear around it. Knowledge is power! 


Participants in this webinar will learn:

- What Lymphedema is and how the staging works.

- How and when to contact a CLT for questions/concerns regarding lymphedema.

- Treatment options that are available for lymphedema. 

- How to access a local fitter for compression garments and understand the process.  


Featured Speaker: Ingrid Weddig, COTA,  CLT 

Ingrid Weddig, COTA/L, CLT, has been working in occupational therapy since 2000. In 2010, she started a scar management and breast cancer rehabilitation program.  Her program involves assisting breast cancer patients with proper scar management techniques, swelling, range of motion, and eventually strengthening. She is also a certified Lymphedema therapist and can assist measuring patients for proper upper and lower extremity compression garments. Her goal is to assist breast cancer and lymphedema patients in making a full recovery. Ingrid also has extensive knowledge and training in scar tissue and oncologly. She has treated many difficult scars in multiple locations of the body including knees from total knee surgery, chest wall scars from transition surgery, abdominal scars from hernias, C-sections and ear scars from reconstruction. Ingrid enjoys learning new techniques and reading research articles in her areas of practice, time on her hobby farm, her teen kids, hiking, painting, and grilling.




Introducing the BCEA Education Committee

The mission of the Breast Cancer Education Association (BCEA) is to educate the community by providing support and information about breast cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The role of the Education Committee is to identify broad-ranging topics across the breast health continuum and to engage expert speakers in the field.

Our outreach and educational programs cross all boundaries and support a broad range of healing philosophies. At local community events, through FREE educational webinars, and at an inspiring annual conference that brings the community’s best medical and therapeutic breast health experts together for a full day of learning, BCEA volunteers are connecting those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer with support resources and the latest information on research, treatment options, nutrition and care.

BCEA Education Committee

2019 Education Committee

Back Row L-R: Rebekah Floyd, Ann Harris (chair), Gay Lynn Richards
Front Row L-R: Thelma Dukuly, Carolyn Best, Ethel Livingstone, Benita Robinson, Natasha Hollowell
Not Pictured: Renata Beaman, Diane MacGibbon, Marlene Miller