Learn. Share. Act: The Lymphedema Treatment Act
Are you one of the two out of five women who have experienced lymphedema as a side effect? Lymphedema, which is the swelling of extremities when lymph nodes are removed or damaged, is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment. Although there is no cure for this debilitating side effect, there are effective treatments.
Unfortunately Medicare and other insurance companies don’t currently cover the costs of these treatments, leaving patients who can’t afford them to suffer with this debilitating condition. But advocates are working to change this.
Join us on Wednesday June 29th at 3:30pm PDT/6:30pm EDT or Thursday June 30th 12pm PDT/3pm EDT for a free webinar to hear more about the Lymphedema Treatment Act, which would change Medicare law to cover treatment for lymphedema, setting a precedent for Medicaid and private insurers to do the same. Also learn about how you can help get this bill passed.
Our guest speaker the webinar will be Heather Ferguson, Founder & Executive Director of the Lymphedema Advocacy Group.
Women shouldn’t have to suffer from recurrent infections, progressive degradation in their condition and eventual disability because they cannot afford the compression supplies required to treat their condition. All women, regardless of their financial situation, deserve access to comprehensive lymphedema treatment to prevent the long-term physical, psychological and social problems caused by untreated lymphedema.
We hope you will join the webinar to learn more about lymphedema, the current legislation and what you can do to make sure good and effective lymphedema treatment is available to every woman who needs it.
Can’t make it at either of these times? No worries; register anyway, and we’ll send you a recording of the webinar so you can tune in whenever is convenient for you.