Classes & Events

Lymphedema Networking

Lymphedema Networking

Registrations for this event open Thursday, September 21st, 2017 until Thursday, October 19th, 2017

This event is free of charge
Places left:  12
Limit per registration:  1
Registrations for this event open Thursday, September 21st, 2017

OSF Saint Clare's Hospital - Medical Office Building
815 East Fifth Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 465-2571
Map & Directions

Address questions about this event to
Rehabilitative Therapy Services at (618) 463-5171.

October 19, 2017

Noon to 1 p.m.
Alton, IL 62002

Lymphedema is a condition that involves a buildup of fluid in the body – “lymph” is nearly colorless fluid; “edema” means a buildup of fluid in body tissues. Some cancer treatments can put a person at risk for lymphedema, which may occur immediately after cancer treatment or many years later.

Facilitated by certified lymphedema specialists and physical therapists from OSF Saint Anthony’s -- Susan Young and Frances Young – the group focuses on lymphedema treatment and self-care, while relating personal experiences with members in the support group.

The group meets the third Thursday of each month at alternating times, with the meeting on Thursday, November 16 starting at 6:30 p.m.