The Dercum Society is owned and operated by Heather Lawver, a sufferer of Dercum’s Disease. It was created for the purpose of promoting awareness of this little-known disease and providing educational materials to medical professionals and fellow Dercums patients.

None of the information or advice provided by this website should be misconstrued as personal medical advice, nor should it take the place of consulting with your personal doctor. The Dercum Society assumes no responsibility for the actions of the Users who may use this information for any such purpose. By using this website, the User signifies their understanding and agreement of this policy and acknowledges that The Dercum Society is not liable for any misuse of its content.

All of the content – unless otherwise noted – on this website was compiled from information provided by medical professionals and publications from a variety of medical journals, all of which are referenced throughout the site. This content should not be misconstrued as a professional medical journal or publication. We are simply doing our best to coordinate and organize the rare and scattered information available about Dercum’s Disease in an effort to promote further research and understanding. If you are a medical professional who would like to comment on any of the content provided on this website or if you have any suggestions for corrections, we welcome your cooperation. Please click here to contact us!

The Dercum Society conducts no research of any kind, nor does it fund any professional medical studies.

The Dercum Society is not incorporated, nor is it a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We do not solicit or accept donations of any kind. The Dercum Society is not a business; we are merely a small informal group of people comprised of Dercum’s Disease sufferers and medical professionals who are dedicated to promoting awareness and education of this disease via the Internet. We do our best to provide information on a basis of good faith.

As Dercum’s Disease is still relatively unknown and has yet to be thoroughly studied, we suspect that as the medical community continues to learn more about this disease, some of the information provided on this website may become out of date. We will do our best to keep up with new information as it becomes available, but as we do not conduct studies of our own, we cannot be relied upon as a professional medical journal. We do not make ourselves out to be anything of that nature and cannot be held accountable for any misunderstanding on the part of the User.

Use of university and institutional logos are used for informational purposes and are not in any way meant to convey partnership or cooperation. Unless otherwise noted, the Dercum Society is not in any way related to the universities or institutes listed on this website.

All content on this website, unless otherwise noted, is copyright 2005-2022, The Dercum Society, Heather Lawver. All Rights Reserved.

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