Saint Anthony’s Lymphedema Support Group
(Alton, IL) – Area residents suffering from lymphedema are invited to a Lymphedema Support Group, scheduled for Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Saint Clare’s Professional Building, 815 East Fifth Street.
Lymphedema is a condition that involves a buildup of fluid in the body – “lymph” is nearly colorless fluid; “edema” means a buildup of fluid in body tissues. Some cancer treatments can put a person at risk for lymphedema, which may occur immediately after cancer treatment or many years later.
Facilitated by certified lymphedema specialists and physical therapists from Saint Anthony’s -- Susan Young and Frances Young – the group focuses on lymphedema treatment and self-care, while relating personal experiences with members in the support group.
For more information or to register for the Lymphedema Support Group, please call 465-2264.