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SIU Medicine Seeks Volunteers with Head, Neck Lymphedema

August 10, 2018

Dr. Sandra Ettema is currently recruiting for a clinical research study entitled, “A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Feasibility and Potential Effectiveness of the Flexitouch® System Head and Neck Treatment” at SIU School of Medicine.

This 8-16 week study is looking at how your standard home care regimen compares to the FDA-approved Flexitouch® head and neck treatment plus standard home care in treating head and neck lymphedema.

To qualify for the research study, one must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • currently have head and neck lymphedema
  • have had head and neck cancer in the past
  • are currently without cancer

If you, a friend, or loved one may be interested in participating, please contact Prezley Duncan at 217-545-3670 or at to learn more.