Lymphedema Information and Care Services

One of the side effects of breast cancer surgery is often lymphedema which is an abnormal buildup of fluid that causes swelling, most often in the arms or legs.

The condition develops when lymph nodes are missing, impaired, damaged or removed. We provide funds for massage training to women who have this condition, teaching them how to massage their own arms in order to help alleviate the effects of lymphedema. Once they complete the training, they are given discount coupons good towards the purchase of a custom-fitted compression sleeve which can help reduce the swelling associated with lymphedema.

We also offer ID bracelets which advise medical personnel to avoid injections or blood pressure cuffs on arms and legs affected by lymphedema.   ID Bracelets