March is national Lymphedema month. Up to 10 million Americans, and hundreds of millions worldwide, suffer from lymphedema and lymphatic diseases.
Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic disease that results in disfiguring swelling in one or more parts of the body. Cancer treatment survivors, patients that experience severe physical trauma, individuals born with abnormalities in the lymphatic system, certain surgeries or infections can all contribute to this disease.
To help educate the community on Lymphedema, a special seminar will be held in Smyrna on March 16, 2018. The free event at StoneCrest Medical Center will help to raise awareness about symptoms, causes and treatment of lymphedema.
Missy Misenhimer, PTA, CLT-LANA and Jill Brown, MSPT, CLT, both certified therapists with TriStar StoneCrest Physical Medicine department, will share their expert knowledge of lymphedema.
A free, healthy lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register for the free lunch and learn seminar on March 16th, call 615-342-1919.
Date: March 16th from 11:30 AM to 1 PM
WHERE: TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center
Medical Office Building Entrance
MOB Conference Room
300 StoneCrest Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167