The month of March is Lymphedema Awareness Month, with March 6th being World Lymphedema Day. So many suffer from Lymphedema and, while the main symptom of swelling is common, the severity and effect it has differs from person to person. Many go undiagnosed or undertreated largely due to financial blocks (compression garments, bandages, and supplies are generally not covered by insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid; the Lymphedema Treatment Act seeks to fix this). Research also continues for additional treatments and a cure.
I tried researching various informational resources about Lymphedema and nonprofits serving those with Lymphedema and the medical professionals who care for them. Please, take the time to have a look to learn more about this affliction, its treatement, and how you can get involved.
Medical/Clinical Information About Lymphedema
|Lymphatic Education & Resource Network||https://lymphaticnetwork.org/living-with-lymphedema/lymphedema/|
|Nebraska Methodist Health System||https://staff.bestcare.org/employee-connections/20220301/march-lymphedema-awareness-month|
|National Library of Medicine (1)||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29132848/|
|National Library of Medicine (2)||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537239/|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivors/patients/lymphedema.htm|
|American Cancer Society||https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/lymphedema/what-is-lymphedema.html|
Non-Profit Organizations for Lymphedema
|National Lymphedema Network||https://lymphnet.org|
|Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema||https://www.winourfight.org|
|Lymphatic Education & Research Network||https://lymphaticnetwork.org|
|Lymphedema Treatment Act||https://lymphedematreatmentact.org|
Other Information Regarding Lymphedema
|The Lymphatic System||https://youtu.be/I7orwMgTQ5I|
|Basics of the Lymphedema||https://youtu.be/cnsty5BAD9k|
|Higher Likelihood in Black Women after Breast Cancer Surgery||https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-12-07/black-women-have-triple-the-odds-for-lymphedema-after-breast-cancer-surgery|
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this today.
May all beings be safe, healthy, and joyous. Gassho. 🙏