News on the Passing of the Lymphedema Treatment Act!
Posted January 23rd, 2023
The beginning of 2023 has brought exciting news for the lymphedema community. The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA), first introduced as a bill in Congress in 2010, was finally passed into law on December 23, 2022. This landmark legislation will result in Medicare coverage for lymphedema compression supplies starting January 1, 2024. Why is the LTA […]
The National Lymphedema Network: Advocating for the Lymphedema Community for 28 Years!
Posted March 4th, 2016
On March 6th, we recognize Lymphedema Awareness Day. What a perfect opportunity to highlight the National Lymphedema Network. This internationally recognized non-profit has been advocating for the lymphedema community for 28 years. We first met Saskia Thiadens, the organization’s founder, many years ago at an ASCO meeting. Her passion for providing education and guidance when […]
I’ve got cancer and you want me to exercise??!
Posted May 17th, 2013
Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
People undergoing cancer treatment can – and should – exercise! It can provide relief from fatigue, pain, weight gain, insomnia and a whole host of issues people commonly experience.