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Asbury Park Press Talks About Lymphedema

Asbury Park Press Talks About Lymphedema

LE&RN Executive Director William Repicci and LE&RN Scientific and Medical Advisory Council Member Stanley Rockson, M.D. were referenced in an Asbury Park Press article this week.

“Up to 10 million Americans have lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. That is more than AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and ALS — combined,” said Mr. Repicci.

"The general medical community, however, is sadly uneducated about the lymphatic system and lymphedema, according to Stanley Rockson, MD, Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders Stanford University Medical Center. He reports that in a four-year medical school education, half the physicians in North America heard about this incredibly important system for about a half-hour. A quarter of those medical school students receive only 15 minutes of instruction."

Read the complete Asbury Park Press article, "What you should know about lymphedema," here.