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Lymphedema "D" Day

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Each year, the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) celebrates Lymphedema Awareness “D” Day to honor lymphedema patients and raise awareness about the medical condition.

Lymphedema is swelling caused by the build-up of fluid, typically in the arms or legs, that can develop when the lymph nodes are removed. Lymphedema is most often associated with breast cancer, but it also may occur as a result of other cancers and cancer treatments, as well as non-cancerous conditions.

As part of Lymphedema “D” Day you can honor a friend, loved one or patient who struggles with the condition. Honorees will receive a personalized certificate and be featured in the July issue of Lymphlink, the NLN’s quarterly news publication. To participate, send the following to by May 1:

  • The patient’s name and age
  • Type of lymphedema (primary or secondary, arm(s), leg(s), other)
  • Date honored
  • Honored by (your name, facility if any, phone or email address to contact you if needed)
  • Where (city & state)
  • A very brief statement about why you chose this particular patient
  • The patient’s mailing address or email if you would like them to receive a NLN Congratulations card

Learn more about managing lymphedema:

Cancer and Lymphedema newsletter
Tips for managing lymphedema