Lymphedema treatment available at hospital

Lymphedema may not be curable, but it can be managed with proper care.

Complete lymphedema treatment is available at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

Rehabilitation Services Director Debbie DeFauw recently received lymphedema training and certification and now can provide complete lymphedema treatment.

Lymphedema is a long-term condition, DeFauw said.

Swelling occurs in arms or legs as a result of excess fluid collecting in tissues when the lymphatic system is damaged.

The most common cause of lymphedema in the United States results from cancer treatments following surgical and/or radia...


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