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Lymphedema Support Group Meeting; Free Program Offered at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2001) -- The Lymphedema Support Group is a free program offered by Fox Chase Cancer Center to help people with cancer cope with lymphedema, swelling in the arms or legs which can occur after cancer surgery and the removal of lymph nodes. A lymphedema therapist and rehabilitation social worker will be available to provide education and counseling.

The Lymphedema Support Group will meet at Fox Chase Cancer Center's satellite office at 432 Rhawn St. in Northeast Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and every third Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served.

To register or for more information, please call 215-728-2700.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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