The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals, and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema. The NLN offers a toll-free support hotline and provides referrals to lymphedema treatment centers, health care professionals, training programs, and support groups. NLN produces a quarterly newsletter (LymphLink) with information about medical and scientific developments, and educational materials for health care professionals and patients. The NLN Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund provides funds for lymphedema appliances, compression sleeves/stockings, and alternative garments. NLN’s Netpal/Penpal program provides a forum for people suffering with primary lymphedema, parents and their children, and people with lower extremity and upper/breast cancer-related lymphedema. The forums allow people to share their experiences and talk with others in similar situations. Some Spanish-language materials are available.
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