Lymphedema Sample letter to Medical Television Reporter
Here is a sample letter you might
approaching a local television
medical news reporter pm behalf of lymphedema:
Medical News Reporter
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.
** 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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For information on Lymphedema in Children
Lymphedema People - Support Groups
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.
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!
MEN WITH LYMPHEDEMA
If you are a man with
lymphedema; a man with a loved one with lymphedema who you are trying
and understand come join us and discover what it is to be the master
the sufferer of lymphedema.
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.
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
you seen our new
“Wiki” pages yet? Listed
are just a sample of the more than 140 pages now listed in our Wiki
are also working on hundred more.
and take a stroll!
are not for
Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
to Treat a Lymphedema
para-aortic lymph node dissection (EPLND)
Needle Biopsy - Fine Needle Aspiration
Lymphedema Gene VEGFC
Lymphedema Gene SOX18
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Page Updated: Dec. 15, 2011