Cancer Care Initiative
Lymphedema is a painful, recurring swelling of limbs affected by surgery, trauma or cancer treatments. Thanks to your support, approximately 5,000 patient visits were provided in 2018 through Virginia Mason Memorial for lymphedema issues alone. The goal is to enable patients to manage their lymphedema issues by reducing pain, improving mobility and reducing repeat hospitalizations for infections and swelling.
The Memorial Foundation has connected generous community support with therapy services, bandaging supplies and compression garments of every kind for lymphedema and cancer patients. Lymphedema is an ongoing issue, and funds are exhausted quickly. Your continued support enables our community members to manage the effects of this ongoing condition, and it allows for a more normal, self-sufficient life.