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Crosscut Publishes Opinion Piece on LYMPHEDEMA by Lola E. Peters

When the popular press focuses on Lymphedema it is always a welcome moment!  Thank you to Lola E. Peters for sharing her Lymphedema journey and more in CROSSCUT.  Thank you also for the 'shout out' for the Northwest Lymphedema Center. We reprint the text of the article below. Read the full article at CROSSCUT. https://crosscut.com/2019/10/lymphedema-undertreated-aftereffect-cancer-deserves-more-attention … Continue reading Crosscut Publishes Opinion Piece on LYMPHEDEMA by Lola E. Peters

2019 3rd Annual Lymphedema Patient Symposium, Boston

With encouragement from my friend, Laurie, we both attended the 2019 3rd Annual Lymphedema Patient Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was hosted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. The focus this year was "It's All About You!". It was a one day event packed with relevant and encouraging information. What … Continue reading 2019 3rd Annual Lymphedema Patient Symposium, Boston

My Experience with the Flexitouch Pneumatic Pump for Lymphedema

To pump or not to pump...that is a question that I hear in the lymphedema community. When I developed secondary lymphedema from breast cancer treatment in 2010 I asked my therapist about compression pumps. She explained that compression pumps force air into sleeves with multiple chambers. The chambers take turns filling up with air with the … Continue reading My Experience with the Flexitouch Pneumatic Pump for Lymphedema

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