U.S. House Passes Lymphedema Treatment Act

(File Photo of Sandy Giordano, Beaver County Radio News Correspondent who is a breast cancer survivor)

Story by Sandy Giordano, Beaver County Radio News

(Washington D.C.) The United States House of Representatives passed the Lymphedema Treatment  Act on Thursday by a vote of 402-13.  The Senate must act on the  bill before year’s end so the president can sign it into law.
Lymphedema is a swelling caused when healthy lymph nodes are removed from  breast cancer  patients and other types of cancers There is primary and secondary lymphedema  and compression garments are not approved by Medicare, causing patients to pay out of pocket..
The Lymphedema Advocacy Group has representatives in each legislative district throughout the United States.