April 28, 2015

A FREE Lymphedema Screening will be held at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 30 for individuals at high risk for the condition.

The screening will take place at 10am in Conference Rooms 1&2. Registration is required. To register, call 631-686-7648. Free valet parking is available.


If you have been diagnosed with cancer and have had lymph nodes removed, you may be at risk of developing lymphedema, a swelling of the limbs due to an interruption of the lymphatic circulation. You should be screened if:

  • You have experienced swelling following treatment for cancer
  • Received radiation as part of your treatment
  • Have a family history of lymphedema
  • Had any procedure involving a lymph node dissection

Although lymphedema is a chronic condition, it can be managed with proper care and treatment. The Lymphedema Treatment Center at Mather Hospital is one of the largest hospital-based programs on Long Island.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also has received five consecutive top "A" ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, and was ranked among the top hospitals in New York State by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals.