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Lymphedema Support Group

February 15, 2018, 1:30:00 PM @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 20, 2018, 12:00:00 AM
Free

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

This free support group is open to anyone affected by lymphedema including patients, caregivers, and relatives. Meetings will consist of a lecture by health care professionals and medical equipment providers followed by refreshments and an open question and answer session or discussion among participants. Registration is required.

Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin that occurs most commonly in the limbs. The condition can be caused by a variety of factors including family history, damaged lymph vessels, lymph node removal, infection, or radiation therapy. Lymphedema causes swelling which may create movement limitation, and leaves patients at higher risks for wounds and infections. Lymphedema is a chronic condition with specific manual treatments, skin care, compression pumps, wraps, and exercises.

For more information or to register, contact Rob Donati, PT, CLT at 302-629-6224.

Details

Date:
February 15, 2018, 1:30:00 PM
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.nanticoke.org/rehabilitation

Venue

Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N Market Street
Seaford, DE 19973 United States
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Phone:
302-629-2524
Website:
http://seaford.lib.de.us/