|6:30 - 8:00 pm
|Fox Chase Cancer Center
Outpatient Area B, fireplace lounge
Lymphedema is a persistent swelling, usually affecting an arm or leg, that sometimes occurs as a side effect of cancer treatment. This condition results from the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid and tissue proteins. The underlying cause in all cases is damage to the lymphatic system, an important part of the immune system that circulates infection-fighting proteins throughout the body.
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Lymphedema Support Group meets quarterly and has a varied and informative topic each time. These meetings feature expert speakers and educational hands-on self-care programs. Support Groups have proven to empower, inspire and ultimately assist in healing. They also are an important part of living well with lymphedema.
Please call 215-728-7000 for subject matter and to register. A light dinner is served to this support group.