EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LYMPHEDEMA
Lymphedema [lim-fa-dee-mah] impacts millions of people in the United States and occurs when the body cannot effectively transport lymph fluid. When transport is disrupted and lymph fluid cannot drain properly, swelling occurs. This swelling can be in any part of the body, most often in the arms and legs, but also the breast or chest wall, head and neck, or genitals.
This section focuses on lymphedema education. While there is no absolute cure for lymphedema, significant progress has been made in the management of the disease. Here you can learn about the lymphatic system, types of lymphedema, and diagnosis.