World Lymphedema Day

Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020

March 6th is World Lymphedema Day! We want to help educate the world and spread awareness for the lymphatic diseases.

What is World Lymphedema Day?

In 2016, the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) petitioned the U.S. Senate and governments around the world for recognition of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. In response, the U.S. Senate passed a bill establishing March 6 as World Lymphedema Day.

The goal is to make lymphedema and lymphatic diseases a global priority, to engage governments and researchers to dedicate themselves to finding advanced treatments and cures, and to address the incredible psycho-social burden of those with lymphedema and lymphatic diseases .

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic disease that results in uncomfortable swelling in parts of the body. It is an abnormal build up of fluid in the tissues under the skin.

It can be hereditary or can occur after a surgical procedure, infection, radiation or other physical trauma.

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