A letter to the NIH from A.B., Illinois

Dear Dr. Collins,

My son is 45. A father, husband, and an important part of the art and humanities world in Chicago.

He developed lymphedema possibly from a fall that infected his leg about ten years ago. He carried on his healthy life until 2 years ago when one leg began to swell and then

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A letter to Dr. Collins, NIH Director, from Marcia R.

Dear Dr. Collins:

This is my story of so-called lymphatic disease. It reads the same as many but I am hoping that my letter will add to the impact of a system that has failed so many, including me. 

After being seen in the ER 11 years ago for chest pain. I was told I probably had an

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Microcirculation: Call for Papers

Microcirculation: Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Lymphatic Pathophysiology

The journal Microcirculation will publish a Special Topics Issue on “Lymphatic Pathophysiology,” featuring the emerging role of lymphatics in the progression in disease states. This Special Issue represents a collaborative interest between the

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Virtual Lymphatic Summit 2021

Virtual Lymphatic Summit 2021

Centers of Excellence Lymphatic Summit 2021: The Continuum from Evolving Research to State-of-the-Art Lymphatic Management will be presented online in its entirety on November 12 & 13, 2021. CME credits are available. For more information or to register, click here.

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2021 LGDA/LMI International Conference on Complex Lymphatic Anomalies

The LGDA/LMI International Conference on Complex Lymphatic Anomalies will be held October 2-3, 2021. This virtual two-day event will bring together patients and their families, clinicians, and researchers from around the world to advance patient-driven solutions for complex lymphatic

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Lisa McKhann’s letter to the AMA and NIH

Dear Dr. Madara and Dr. Collins:

I first encountered the disease of lower-limb lymphedema in my father, who complained of “this damn leg” as it swelled to twice its normal size from prostate cancer treatments. He was a professor of surgery at Yale. He died of his cancer before I was

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A letter to the NIH from Kristin

A letter to the NIH from Kristin

Dear Dr. Collins, 

Thank you for taking the time to read my LE story.

In 1997, my dermatologist found a suspicious mole on the back of my left calf. The mole was surgically removed and the pathology report came back as “inconclusive” for
melanoma.

Subsequently, I was scheduled for surgery

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