Lymphedema Program

Lymphedema is the swelling of a particular area of the body (most commonly the arms or the legs) due to an abnormal accumulation of lymph, a clear, colorless fluid that removes bacteria, viruses and waste products from the body. In some cases the cause of lymphedema is unknown, while a more common cause of lymphedema is cause by injury, scarring or the surgical removal of lymph nodes (often as part of the treatment for cancer). Our lymphedema program provides education as to the cause, and management of this condition, and treatment to help reduce the accumulated swelling. Care is started through a referral to the lymphedema clinic.

Contact phone number: 574-647-6576