The Northwest Lymphedema Center (NWLC) based in Seattle, Washington, helps people of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, understand and meet the challenges of lymphedema. The self-care education, information and resources we provide reach people living with or at risk of lymphedema and their care partners, giving them knowledge, confidence and hope of increasing physical and emotional well-being. We are:

  • Patient-centered
  • By and for people with lymphedema
  • Independent and supportive of patient choice
  • Led by people with diverse perspectives and expertise
  • Committed to personal support and connection

We are sustained by the generosity of inspired volunteers, partnerships, individual donations, corporate sponsorships and training fees.

Recent Posts

Exercise Makes a Difference: A Personal Journey by Jen Boyce

My Personal Journey with Lymphedema and Exercise (presented at the Feb 27, 2016 NWLC Self Care Class by Jen Boyce, OTR/L, CLT, breast cancer survivor, lymphedema patient) After my double mastectomy and axillary dissection, I had trouble regaining my shoulder range of motion so was referred to a physical therapist who also happened to be a … Continue reading Exercise Makes a Difference: A Personal Journey by Jen Boyce

Next Lymphedema Support Groups

Day: 2nd Saturday of every month Time: 11am-1:00 pm
May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12
Talking with others and getting needed support is key to living with lymphedema. Join us for sharing and educational presentations focused on living with this challenging condition. Meetings provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to give and receive support. Sponsored by the Northwest Lymphedema Center.

Reflections from the 2016 Harmony Hill Retreat

From May 23-25, NLN Interim Executive Director and CEO Patricia Egan attended a retreat hosted by the Northwest Lymphedema Center at the Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Washington. The following is her report from the event. In the tranquil, healthful setting of Harmony Hill near Hood Canal, Puget Sound, a group of 25 patients, therapists, … Continue reading Reflections from the 2016 Harmony Hill Retreat

A Patient Reflects on Harmony Hill Lymphedema Retreat

Five months after attending the Second Annual Lymphedema Retreat, I have returned to Harmony Hill with the question: What difference has it made? Harmony Hill, a destination for Cancer Programs and Wellness Education (www.harmonyhill.org), is closed for another gathering at the moment, but I am staying nearby and will walk over again to retrace steps. … Continue reading A Patient Reflects on Harmony Hill Lymphedema Retreat

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