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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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NIH is listening, responding, and acting; your stories are powerful

Before I wrote this letter I wrote my suicide note. I now know it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. I am 33. A single mum. I do not want to die but I cannot continue my ‘life’ like this. I am no longer living, merely existing. I am unable to tell you exactly what is wrong with me

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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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A letter to the NIH and the AMA from L.W.

Dear Drs. Collins and Madara:

I write to lend my voice in support of those thousands of men, women and children, including myself, suffering from lymphedema.

My story is simple. I had a wide axillary excision for breast cancer in Sept. 2014. I was proactive about the risk of lymphedema

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