March is National Lymphedema Month!

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema (High Protein Edema) is the swelling of the subcutaneous tissues caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage. Lymphedema results from fluid accumulation and may arise from surgery, radiation or the presence of a tumor in the area of the lymph nodes, i.e. when lymph vessels are missing or damaged, or when lymph nodes are removed.

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