Patient Resource Center

1969 N. Main St Decatur, IL 62526 Phone: (217) 877-0346 Fax: (217) 877-0940 Toll Free: (800) 373-1306
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Health Issues

Lymphedema Overview and Facts

Lymphedema means swelling of the lymph passages. Lymphedema, also called Lymphatic obstruction, is a chronic disease involving blockage of the lymph nodes.  Lymph nodes vessels drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed.