Kanabec Hospital Starts New Lymphedema Support Group

Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 5:59 am

The Kanabec Hospital in Mora is offering a new support group starting Monday, September 15th. The group is for people with lymphedema.

Lymphedema is a swelling of the arms or legs. The swelling may be a result of cancer treatment, an injury or surgery. Swelling may be painful and disabling or at least inconvenient because it makes it difficult to fit into clothes or shoes. At worst, it increases the risk of a life-threatening attack of cellulitis, which can cause a person to be hospitalized.

The Lymphedema Support Group will meet the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

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