Support Groups

Cancer Lifeline Lymphedema Support Group: MEETS on 2nd Saturday OF EVERY MONTH, 11am to 1pm IN SEATTLE, WA

Under the dedicated leadership of Dianne Graham, MA, LMHC, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and fellow lymphedema patient, a best practices model for support group engagement guides each gathering. Based on the interests of the group, and with the coordinating help of Basha Brownstein, Community Program Manager at Cancer Lifeline, the group actively hosts speakers on a range of topics related to better understanding of living with lymphedema and thriving while doing so. The Northwest Lymphedema Center is proud to underwrite this group.

Dorothy O’Brien Center, 6522 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA/ 206.297.2100

Contact: Basha at bbrownstein@cancerlifeline.org or 206.832.1275

Overlake Hospital SWELL Group:  MEETS on 2nd WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 6:30 pm to 8pm in BELLEVUE, WA

Can’t make the support group in Seattle because of a schedule conflict or is it a bit too far of a drive? You are welcome to attend the Swell Group Support Network in Bellevue.

Led by Magdalena Pertoldova, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA , a certified Lymphedema Therapist, the meetings are specifically designed to meet the needs of people living with lymphedema. The meetings are varied and may include guest speakers, people sharing their stories, product information, and techniques for managing lymphedema. Family members or significant others are invited to attend as well. People who live out of state can join too: presently there is one participant from Kansas who attends via FaceTime!

Overlake Medical Clinics Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, 1417 116th Ave NE, Suite 110, Bellevue WA 98004.

Contact: Magdalena Pertoldova at magdalena.pertoldova@overlakehospital.org or 425.688.5905,