World Lymphedema Day!

World Lymphedmea Day is a day of advocacy to spread the word about lymphatic diseases including:

Primary and secondary lymphedema (LE), lipedema (LI), lymphatic filariasis (LF), lymphatic malformations(LM), and the full lymphatic continuum (LC) of diseases impacted by the lymphatic system.

In North American, the most common cause of lymphedema is lymph node resection as part of surgical cancer management. The incidence of lymphedema post-surgical intervention for breast cancer ranges from 6%–50% depending on the surgical procedure and radiation therapy.

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    If you have specific questions about you own experience with lymphedmea, please contact Alicia Hagedorn, Physiotherapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT).