Many of the posts on the Facebook page have been about famous people linked to lymphedema. You may know actress Kathy Bates (spokeswoman for the Lymphatic Education and Research Network – also known as LERN) has lymphedema. But I recently learned another entertainer joined forces with LERN: Actor Steve Guttenberg.
You may be familiar with Steve through movies like Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy and Short Circuit from the 1980s (I remember them all!).1 He doesn’t have lymphedema, so how does lymphedema fit into the picture?
Steve became an ambassador for LERN because his mother developed lymphedema due to breast cancer. She had (presumably) axillary lymph nodes removed leading to arm lymphedema. You can read more about his story here (https://lymphaticnetwork.org/news-events/steve-guttenberg-nih).