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National Lymphedema Network

a/k/a: NLN


116 New Montgomery Street
Suite 235
San Francisco, CA 94105





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The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and support to affected individuals, healthcare professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema. Established in 1988, the National Lymphedema Network provides a toll-free Infoline that offers 24-hour recorded information. Through its direct-dial support line, the NLN offers guidance and education as well as referrals to healthcare professionals, treatment centers, and local support groups. The network is dedicated to supporting research into the causes of, and possible alternative treatments for, lymphedema and presents a large national educational conference every other year. NLN's long-term goal is to aid in the implementation of standardized quality treatment nationwide for those individuals affected by lymphedema. NLN offers a variety of educational materials, including an extensive quarterly news publication, LymphLink, and a resource guide that provides a listing of lymphedema treatment centers, therapists, diagnostic centers and suppliers across the country. Related video, audiotapes and CD ROMs are available for purchase. The network also maintains an informational research database on lymphedema.

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