.

Free Swelling and Lymphedema Education

Doctors Community Hospital has one of the largest lymphedema rehabilitation programs in the area.
Doctors Community Hospital has one of the largest lymphedema rehabilitation programs in the area.  Download PDF 

Doctors Community Hospital is offering free education and support meetings to help people who are combating lymphedema or swelling in one or more limbs as well as the face, neck, trunk or perineal region.  

 

The hospital’s Lymphedema Center provides support and education to help people who have lymphedema improve the quality of their lives. With one of the largest lymphedema programs in Maryland, the hospital’s experienced and compassionate professionals are available at these meetings to provide useful information and answer questions.

 

Dates:        February 12, 2014

                  April 16, 2014

                  July 16, 2014

                  October 15, 2014

                  December 17, 2014

 

 Time:         12 – 1:30 p.m.

 

 Where:       Doctors Community Hospital

                   8100 Good Luck Road

                   North Building; 5th Floor

                   Lanham, Maryland 20706

 

Registration:      301-DCH-4YOU or 301-324-4968

 

The lymphatic system covers the human body like a net. It collects, transports and filters waste products including protein, metabolic waste and inflammatory byproducts that are present in body fluids. The lymphatic system is also responsible for white blood cell transportation by way of lymphatic vessels, which contribute to the body’s ability to prevent diseases. When there is a blockage in the lymphatic system, fluid can build up causing swelling in one or more limbs as well as the face, neck, trunk or perineal region. This swelling is known as lymphedema. It is a chronic, yet treatable, condition that is sometimes triggered by surgery, infection, musculoskeletal injuries, underdeveloped lymphatic system at birth and use of chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer irradiation.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »