BRINGING HOPE TO LYMPHEDEMA PATIENTS
If you are reading this, chances are, you or someone you love is experiencing some form of cancer. Though the treatments for cancer can leave you feeling defeated, there is good news and light at the end of the tunnel: You can regain your strength and return to a high-quality life filled with activities of your choice. There are individuals within our community that have been hit with a ‘double whammy’; cancer and some loss of income; or simply did not have medical insurance. This is where The Lymphedema Foundation of South Florida comes in.
Lymphedema is the swelling of a body part caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. It is a chronic and progressive disease that continues to worsen over time when left untreated.
THE LYMPH SYSTEM
The lymph system consists of lymph vessels, nodes and tissues. It is part of the circulatory system, and its role is to filter impurities, bacteria, toxins and dead cells from the circulatory system, and to produce lymphocytes for the immune system.