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Lymphedema Sample letter to Medical Television Reporter

Here is a sample letter you might use when approaching a local television
medical news reporter pm behalf of lymphedema:

(person's name)
Medical News Reporter

Dear (name)

I would like to thank you for your excellent news articles regarding health
issues we all face and need important information regarding.

Because of your compassion and interest in helping the public, I wanted to
share a little about a serious medical condition that actually afflicts at least

an estimated 100 million people throughout the world. Despite the number of
individuals struggling with this debilitating condition, it remain one of the
world's most misunderstood, misdiagnosed and untreated medical conditions.

It is called lymphedema. In this condition, your lymphatic system is
damaged, impaired or just plain missing. As a result you have enormous swelling
of the afflicted area, generally in the arms and legs. Complications include
life-threatening infections, blood clots, amputation of the limb and even can
include death from side affects.

In this country the condition is most often linked to cancer and lymph node
removal. However, you can also be born with it, and anyone can become a victim
as a result of serious infection, trauma, obesity, or injury to the lymph
system or nodes.

You would be doing a tremendous service if you would consider doing a
presentation on lymphedema and would be helping more people than you can

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I will be contacting
you shortly with anticipation of discussing this further.

In appreciation

(your name)

** note **

you may also want to provide a website for add'l info they can refer to - of
course you know which one I'll use :-)



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Lymphedema People - Support Groups


Children with Lymphedema

The time has come for families, parents, caregivers to have a support group of their own. Support group for parents, families and caregivers of chilren with lymphedema. Sharing information on coping, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Sponsored by Lymphedema People.



Lipedema Lipodema Lipoedema

No matter how you spell it, this is another very little understood and totally frustrating conditions out there. This will be a support group for those suffering with lipedema/lipodema. A place for information, sharing experiences, exploring treatment options and coping.

Come join, be a part of the family!




If you are a man with lymphedema; a man with a loved one with lymphedema who you are trying to help and understand come join us and discover what it is to be the master instead of the sufferer of lymphedema.



All About Lymphangiectasia

Support group for parents, patients, children who suffer from all forms of lymphangiectasia. This condition is caused by dilation of the lymphatics. It can affect the intestinal tract, lungs and other critical body areas.



Lymphatic Disorders Support Group @ Yahoo Groups

While we have a number of support groups for lymphedema... there is nothing out there for other lymphatic disorders. Because we have one of the most comprehensive information sites on all lymphatic disorders, I thought perhaps, it is time that one be offered.


Information and support for rare and unusual disorders affecting the lymph system. Includes lymphangiomas, lymphatic malformations, telangiectasia, hennekam's syndrome, distichiasis, Figueroa
syndrome, ptosis syndrome, plus many more. Extensive database of information available through sister site Lymphedema People.



Lymphedema People New Wiki Pages

Have you seen our new “Wiki” pages yet?  Listed below are just a sample of the more than 140 pages now listed in our Wiki section. We are also working on hundred more.  Come and take a stroll! 

Lymphedema Glossary 


Arm Lymphedema 

Leg Lymphedema 

Acute Lymphedema 

The Lymphedema Diet 

Exercises for Lymphedema 

Diuretics are not for Lymphedema 

Lymphedema People Online Support Groups 



Lymphedema and Pain Management 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) 

Infections Associated with Lymphedema 

How to Treat a Lymphedema Wound 

Fungal Infections Associated with Lymphedema 

Lymphedema in Children 


Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

Extraperitoneal para-aortic lymph node dissection (EPLND) 

Axillary node biopsy

Sentinel Node Biopsy

 Small Needle Biopsy - Fine Needle Aspiration 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

Lymphedema Gene FOXC2

 Lymphedema Gene VEGFC

 Lymphedema Gene SOX18

 Lymphedema and Pregnancy

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