About Lymphedema

About Lymphedema

Diagnostic Test For Lymphedema

Diagnosis

If you’re at risk of lymphedema — for instance, if you’ve recently had cancer surgery involving your lymph nodes — your doctor may diagnose lymphedema based on your signs and symptoms. If the cause of your lymphedema isn’t as obvious, your doctor may order imaging…

What Causes Lymphedema

There are two general types of lymphedema:

Primary Lymphedema usually appears without obvious cause or after a minor traumatic event or an infection. It can happen at any age, but is due to a congenital abnormality, usually involving malformed or missing lymph vessels. This…

The Lymphatic System

The lymph system consists of

a network of lymph vessels carrying lymph fluid to lymph nodes. The lymph vessels are located all over the body (usually next to veins) and transport lymph fluid – excess fluid in the tissues which is filled with proteins, white blood cells, germs…

What Is Lymphedema

Lymphedema

is a swelling cause by a damaged lymphatic system. Our Body is covered with lymphatic vessels. These vessels are responsible for the transport, collection, and filtration of protein and the metabolic waste of inflammatory products in bodily fluids. If the lymphatic…

About Us

The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network is a 501 (C) (3) organization of individuals who are lymphedema patients, or who have an interest in lymphedema.

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