ALTON — Residents suffering from lymphedema are invited to a Lymphedema Support Group, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at in the auditorium of OSF Saint Clare’s Medical Office Building, 815 E. Fifth St.
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 OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, 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 information or to register for the support group, call (618) 463-5171.