Friday, May 12
Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center
1120 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
Lymphedema is a build-up of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just under your skin. This build-up might cause swelling and discomfort.
For people with cancer, the build-up of lymph fluid can be caused by:
- Cancer surgery, especially when lymph nodes are removed
- Radiation therapy that can damage nearby lymph nodes or lymph vessels
The Slidell Memorial Regional Cancer Center is holding Lymphedema screenings every second Friday of the month. You must schedule an appointment for your screening by calling (985) 280-6611.