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Lymphedema Support Groups

Meeting Times, Places, Contacts


This information on lymphedema support groups was as current as given to us.  Please first contact the listed group to see if they are still meeting and for further information.  If you know of incorrect information, or if your group information has changed, please email me at:

Pat O'Connor

May 18, 2008



Lymphedema Support Group of Etowah County, Alabama

The Lymphedema Support Group is now meeting quarterly. 

GADSDEN, AL - 35901

telephone: 256.546.1431 - fax: 256.546.1433




Lymphedema Support Group

Banner Thunderbid Medical Center

5555 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 865-5555

A free support group for adult lymphedema/breast cancer patients, survivors and support persons. The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conf. Room 1. For more information, call Mia Jimenez at 602-865-5831.



Lymphedema Support Group
3rd Tuesday 11:00am – 12:30pm
10 th Floor Room 1017 ACRC
For Patient & Caregivers
Lunch is provided

University of Arkansas Medical Services - 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205

ACRC Clinical Oncology Social Work Department 686 - 8145 or email



Lymphedema Support Group
Dates: First Thursday
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Place: Room 2207, 2nd Floor, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Contact: (510) 204-2548
Lymphedema Awareness Workshop
Dates: First and Third Tuesdays
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Place: Patient Resource Center, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Contact: (510) 204-5263 to register

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center


Lymphedema Support Group
- third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.
- check meeting board in hospital for location
Eden Medical Center

20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546-5367
(510) 537-1234 Phone
(510) 889-6506 FAX
(510) 582-8882 TTY


Lymphedema Support Group for Women
6435 Van Maren Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Contact: Georgette Harward - Founder
Phone: (916) 729-2889

Opening Hours:
Fourth Wednesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.

Description of Services:
Peer-led lymphedema support group. Meetings held at Sutter Cancer Center. Donations from participants encouraged.


Lymphedema Support Group

Stevens Cancer Center, Women’s group in La Jolla - UCSD Cancer Center



Lymphedema Support Group

Meets third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Physical Performance Institute - Community Hospital of Los Gatos

555 Knowles Dr., Suite 101 Los Gatos

Community Hospital of Los Gatos
Ph: 408-378-6131
Fax: 408-866-4003
Email Us


Lymphedema Support Group

Marin General Hospital - Cancer  Services

Lymphedema Support Group – for anyone diagnosed with upper or lower extremity lymphedema
Meets 2nd Monday of the Month, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Marin B.R.E.A.S.T. Center – Lobby Level
Registration encouraged. Facilitated by Suzi Beattie.
No charge for attendance. Please call Jane Kraft, LCSW at (415) 925-7787


Lymphedema Support Group- Meets first Tuesday of each month at Hoag Cancer Center Auditorium, Newport Beach, 2:00-3:00 pm. Patients, family, friends, and members of the community are welcome. No fee to attend. For information please call (949) 760-5542


Lymphedema Support Group for Women
Sutter Cancer Center
2800 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Information and support from educated providers and an opportunity to talk to women in the same situation.

Date/Time: Fourth Wednesday of each month except November and December, 2 - 4 p.m.
Contact: Lois Phillips, (916) 422-5973


San Fransisco area - lymphedema support group

San Francisco - Bay Area Lymphedema Support Group (415) 921-2911


Able Therapy Services
1411 Marsh St.
Suite 107, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact person is Leslyn Keith,
M.S., OTR/L at (805) 782-9300, fax (805) 782-9700,


Support Group meets the Second Monday at 4:00 


Lymphedema Discussion Group offered by Torrance Memorial and The Wellness Community-South Bay Cities (TWC-SBC) offering educational, clinical, psychological and social support to anyone with lymphedema. Held the last Tuesday of every month (except August and December) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 4. For more information please call TWC-SBC 310-376-3550 [] or Paula Bauer, RN, MSN, 310-517-4665.

The Wellness Community
South Bay Cities

109 West Torrance Boulevard, Suite 100
Redondo Beach, California 90277
Phone: 310-376-3550
Fax: 310-372-2094


Lymphedema Support Group - UCLA

Lymphedema Center, Emily Iker-d’Harnoncourt, M.D.
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 620 East
Santa Monica, CA 90404 US
Tel: 1-310-829-7472
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

Emily Iker, M.D., leads this group. Friends and family are welcome.
Second Wednesday of each month, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Call (310) 829-7472 for details.


Lymphedema Education & Resource Group, California Pacific Medical Center - Breast Health Center, 1st floor,
3698 California Street
1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94118-1702 US
Offers: Support Organization

The Lymphedema Education & Resource Group holds free monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 7 PM. Meetings are held at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. The exception is that there are no meetings in November and December.

For details, and a possible change of meeting time (starting at 5:30), visit the Adventure Buddies website under the heading of education.


Hollywood Physical Therapy Association, Lymphedema Treatment Program
7080 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 815
Hollywood, CA 90028-6935 US
Tel: 1-323-957-9571
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

The free support group meets on the first Thursday night of each month at this facility. It is not necessary to be a patient to be a member of this group. More information is available by telephoning 323-957-9571


Lymphedema Support Group

Location: John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus
Date: 2nd Saturday
Time: 10 a.m.
Phone: 674-2125

Support is provided for lymphedema patients and their families as well as caregivers and practitioners.

John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus

2540 East Street
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 682-8200



Circle of Hope Lymphedema Educational Forum and Support Group

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30PM - 7:30 PM. We meet in Waterbury CT. at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center. We have professionals come in and talk on all aspects of lymphedema treatment, continuing care at home, insurance coverage, legislation, research and psycho-social aspects of lymphedema. The support group also has a special time at each meeting for it's members to share their feelings and comments with the group.



Lymphedema Support Group

Stamford Health System

30 Shelburne Road
Stamford, CT 06904-9317
(203) 276-1000

Who: Individuals suffering from lymphedema who would benefit from a supportive and educational group
Where: Tully Health Center
When: Quarterly on Tuesday evening
Contact: Outpatient Rehab, 203-276-2665



Current Community Networks


Lymphedema Support Group - Aventura, Florida

Lymphedema Support Group: for individuals interested in the prevention and treatment of lymphedema symptoms.
  • Location
  • Day(s)
2nd Tuesday each month
  • Time
5:30 to 7:30 PM
The Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center
Is A Department of Aventura Hospital an Medical Center
We are located at 20950 NE 27th CT,
two blocks west of Aventura Hospital on 209th ST
Please call (305) 682-2151 for more information.


Blake Medical Center

2020 59th. Street, Bradenton, Florida 

Sponsored by the Occupational Therapy Department and the National Lymphedema Network, the group meets the third Wednesday of the month at Blake Medical Center in the Dolphin/Pelican Room at 3:00pm. For more information, call 941-798-6170.


The Daytime Lymphedema Support Group, Casselberry, FL
This group has been meeting for over three years. Each newcomer receives a folder containing basic information. Members receive an educational handout at each meeting and share something about their lymphedema situations; few of the meetings have formal speakers. Join the group from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month except December and January.

Main Branch Library
215 N. Oxford Road
Casselberry, FL 


Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center
2727 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers,  FL  33901
Telephone: (239) 939-1147
Fax: (239) 939-8284

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Support Groups

The Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center Lymphedema Support Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from October through May from l0:30 am to Noon. For more information telephone Claire Hauenstein at 239-992-4965 or by e-mail at

This is an informal group where people who have lymphedema, are at risk of developing lymphedema, or have an interest in the topic are invited to join together to share experiences and information. Each meeting has a featured speaker of interest to attendees.


Greater Orlando, FL:
Tel: 407-862-8642


Margate, Florida

Northwest Medical Center
A free Lymphedema Support Group Meeting is held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1 PM. These meetings are open to those with lymphedema, family, friends and caregivers.

The meetings, which are facilitated by Cathy Kleinman-Barnett MOTR/L, CLT-LANA, LMT, CLM, are held at Northwest Medical Park, 2960 North State Road 7 (441) Suite 104, Margate, FL.

For more meeting details telephone Cathy at 954-978-4180.

Cathy Kleinman-Barnett, MOTR/L, CLT-LANA, LMT


Miami, Florida

Miami lymphedema support
group meeting

Where: Kendall Regional Medical Center
          Rehabilitation department (2nd floor)
          11750 Bird road
          Miami, Florida 33175

   When:  Wednesday November 17 at 9:00 am (1 hour)

   For any information you can call us at 305-227-5589
   ask for Gloria, Marina or Laura


Lymphedema Support Group

Kohly Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation - Mercy Hospital

For additional information, please call therapist Mary Harrison at (305) 285-2966.

Mercy Hospital
3663 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33133
(305) 854-4400


Naples. Florida

Bosom Buddies 

please call Anne Schuch at 514-3845.

We meet the 2nd Wednesday and last Wednesday of each month at 7 PM in the Telford Educational Center which has covered parking, security and an elevator. The Telford Center is adjacent to Naples Community Hospital


Lymphedema Resources, Inc.
Post Office Box 1115
Estero, FL 33928 US
Tel: 1-239-992-4965
Offers: Support Organization

The Lymphedema Education Awareness Support Group meets in Southwest Florida as an informal forum for patients and at-risk cancer survivors can share their experiences and information. The Southwest Florida group meets the second Saturday of every month (October - May) from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Patty Berg Cancer Center* at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center, 2727 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida. 
NOTE: *Starting in October 2008 the group will be meeting in a new location, to be announced here.

This organization has a grant from Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to provide compression garments and bandages to underserved or underinsured women in certain areas.For more information, e-mail them at



Lighthouse Lymphedema Support Group

ATLANTA — The Lighthouse Lymphedema support group will meet Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cecil B. Day Wellness Center, 144 Mt. Vernon Road, Atlanta

770-921-1162 or 770-827-1723 for more information.


The goals  of the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network are to provide support, create awareness and educate patients, caregivers, family members, professionals, and the community.

Each year, in January, the calendar of upcoming events is posted. This includes information about meeting dates, times, places, and topics. 


Lymphedema Support Group - Ft. Gordon, Georgia


Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) -The EFMP office is located in Darling Hall, Bldg. 33720, Suite 224, Army Community Service.  The EFMP provides information and assistance to all soldiers and family members with special needs worldwide, especially within the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).  


Extending H.O.P.E. Support Group, Coliseum Medical Centers
340 Hospital Drive
Building E
Macon, GA 31217-3838 US
Tel: 1-478-765-7000
Offers: Support Organization

Extending H.O.P.E. is the lymphedema support group sponsored by the Coliseum Medical Centers of Macon GA. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm in the Coliseum Cancer Center, Bldg C.

For more information contact Sheila Fowler or Sonia Bearden through the Rehabilitation Department by telephoning 478-765-4884.



Lymphedema Support Group

Kapiolani Women's Center
1907 S. Beretania * Honolulu

Call (808) 973.6540 for information and registration

Free Lymphedema Information Session

Lymphedema is a common but often misunderstood condition that affects the quality of life of many cancer survivors. It is caused when protein-rich lymphatic fluid accumulates in tissues, often causing visible swelling, tenderness and pain. Learn more about lymphedema, the latest treatment options and how it works.

This class is led by a physical therapist.

Call (808) 535-7000 for further information and to register.



ParkView Health Center

Ft. Wayne Indiana

The Lymphedema Support Group, which meets the second Thursday of every other month (odd months) from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is open to all persons living with lymphedema. For more information, call Kathy Schaffer at (260) 749-2696 or (260) 373-3936.



Lymphedema Support Group, 634-3495


Positive Encounters Lymphedema Support Group, 8340 Mission Rd, Ste. 100 Prairie Village, Ks 66206 Phone: (913) 438-8000



Indianapolis Lymphedema Support Group

Meetings Held Quarterly on the Third Wednesday of the Month

Call for specific dates: 566-1858

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Red Door Cancer Agency
1801 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202




Delnor-Community Health System
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL 60134

Lymphedema Support Group
When: Meets the second Wednesday of every other month, from 7-9:00 p.m

Where: Delnor-Community Health & Wellness Center in the South Conference Room

For more information
For more information about the Lymphedema program and support group, please contact Jamie Olp in Delnor's Rehabilitation Services Department at (630) 208-4592. The Lymphedema Support Group is newly formed and growing in numbers. All ideas and suggestions are welcomed.


Lymphedema Support Group
Open to anyone who interested in sharing and gaining information about lyphedema. Meets the last Monday of every month from 6 to 8pm at Provena Saint Joseph Physical Rehab and Sports Injury Center, 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet. For more information, call (815) 723-0383 or (815) 741-7114.

Joliet, Illinois


Genesis Health System - Moline, Illinois

Lymphedema Support Group

Category: Cancer - Lymphedema
Date: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Butterworth Center
1105 8th Street
Moline, IL
Description: Those dealing with breast cancer or who had breast cancer are invited to attend. A health professional from the Center for Breast Health serves as facilitator.
Contact: Call Roxanne at 309-764-2888 or Genesis On Call at 421-2000 or 800-383-2575


Southland Lymphedema Support Group

HOMEWOOD -- Learn more about treatment options for lymphedema at Southland Lymphedema support group meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Ingalls Wellness Center at Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet and Fitness Club, 2920 West 183rd St. For information or to pre-register, call Terry Wall at (708) 915-5013. Southland Lymphedema Support Group is a member of the National Lymphedema Network.



West Jefferson Medical Center , Rehab Connection
4519 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA 70072-3120 US
Tel: 1-504-349-6140
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

A community support group is offered at Rehab Connection quarterly, the last Tuesday of the month.Support group meetings usually feature a guest speaker on lymphedema related topics. Please telephone 504-349-6140 for more information.


Willis Knighton Med Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2600 Kings HWY
Suite 400
Shreveport, LA 71103-3959 US
Tel: 1-318-212-8110
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

The Lymphedema Support Group meets on the 4th Monday of each month, except for when this date is a holiday. Meetings are held at the Cancer Center in the 2nd floor conference room. Meetings are from 12:00 to 1:00 with drinks and snacks are provided. For more information, telephone  318-212-8110.



Lymphedema Support

Meetings are open to patients, family members, health care professionals and anyone wanting to learn more about lymphedema.

Scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM

Location: Boardroom, on the first floor of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Medical Office Building.


Contact Maureen Giffin at 326-9656 for more information


Mercy Hospital Lymphedema Center
144 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 US
Tel: 1-207-879-3790
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

A support group meets bi-monthly as does a general education class. Details are available 

by telephoning the clinic at 207-879-3790.



Lymphedema Support Groups

Fairfax, VA, Fairfax INOVA Hospital 703-698-2841
Kessler and Lerner Rehab Mid-Atlantic Lymphedema Center  
Annapolis, MD
Ellicott City, MD
Rockville, MD
Upper Marlboro, MD
Springfield, VA, Springfield Center for Women 703-909-0399


Doctors Community Hospital

8118 Good Luck Road - Lanham, Maryland 20706 - 301-552-8118

Lymphedema Support Group
Our quarterly support group meetings offer an open and friendly forum for patients, friends, and family members to discuss ideas, give hope, provide support, and share information with others. Speakers are also invited to present Lymphedema related topics, literature, and updates. These meetings rotate dates and alternate between days and evenings, so more interested individuals have an opportunity to attend. The group meets in the DSE room (fifth floor) of the Medical Office Building at Doctors Community Hospital. For the schedule, additional information, or to register, please contact the Rehabilitation Department at 301-552-8144 or the Lymphedema Clinic at 240-965-8410.



Greater Boston Lymphedema Network

Monthly Meetings - For further information, contact GBLN:     tel: (781) 894-2309

Meetings are held at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Generally we meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 pm, skipping July, August and December. For speakers, we invite doctors or other professionals with training relevant to lymphedema. Meetings include patient sharing, exchange of lymphedema information and presentations by health care professionals with training relating to lymphedema. In the past, we have covered: Manual Lymph Drainage, Exercises, Myofascial Release, Complete Decongestive Therapy, Skin care, Fitting of Compression garments, Nutrition, Lymphedema review, Bandaging, Manual Self-Care and Coverage by Insurances and HMOs.


Central MA Lymphedema Education and Resource Network, Inc. (Central MA LEARN) 

PO Box 443
East Brookfield MA 01515



Lymphedema Support Group at Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, Mass
Tel: 413-794-5432


Name of Group:
Name of Organization:
Contact Person:
Starting Times:
Lymphedema Support Group
Baystate Medical Center
Pat Drumm
4th Tuesday of the month, 3-4 pm, Baystate Medical Center, Rehabilitation Department


Saint Anne’s Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Services
222 Milliken Blvd
4th Floor
Fall River, MA 02721-1623 US
Tel: 1-508-646-9470
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

Lymphedema treatment is provided by qualified therapists at Saint Anne's Hospital. For more information call 508-646 -9470

The Saint Anne’s Hospital Lymphedema Support Group meets on the second Monday each month from 6 to 7 pm on the 4th floor of Saint Anne’s Hospital. This education and support group offers a supportive environment for people living with lymphedema and/or caregivers of those with the disease to share their experiences and cope with the disease.

Participants in the lymphedema support group need not be patients of Saint Anne’s Hospital and are welcome at any time. Participants are encouraged to register in advance by contacting Diane DaSilva at 508-646-9470



Lymphedema Support Group

Location: Mastec
5080 Lovers Lane
Portage, MI
Day/Time: First Tuesday each month, 5:30 p.m. Contact: 616-373-6223 or

*Meets only  September through May



Mid-Missouri Lymphedema Network
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212 US

Offers: Support Organization

Tel: 1-573-884-3827


Lymphedema Rehabilitation Support Group
Individuals participating in this group share the challenge of lymphedema. This group provides support through shared education, research, friendship, and discussion. It also maintains close ties with rehabilitation personnel who are present at all meetings.
Location: Shawnee Mission Medical Center, The Center for Women's Health
Date: third Monday of each month
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm; bring a brown-bag dinner; drinks and paper goods supplied
Contact: 816-932-6220 or 1-800-932-6220 outside Kansas City


Lymphedema Support of the Ozarks
Jan Weiss - 269-5500

CoxHealth, Springfield, Missouri | (417) 269-3000

Next meeting on October 5, 2004. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. To confirm, call Nora Burgess at 820-6373 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - St.John's Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont, Room 116 Springfield, MO 65804 - This support group is a joint venture with CoxHealth. For additional Information, call Nora Burgess, R.N,. 417-820-6373



Southern New Hampshire Lymphedema Support Group
Southern New Hampshire Rehabilitation Center
Nashua NH
Tel: 603-577-8400



Lymphedema Education and Support Group  (973) 322-7293

This group provides individuals with an opportunity to participate in group discussions related to the treatment of everyday obstacles associated with lymphedema.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
PHONE: (973) 322-5000 or 1(888) SBHS-123


Pascack Valley Hospital - 250 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ 07675

Pascack Valley Hospital’s Lymphedema Support Group provides support and education to patients who have had breast cancer surgery or have lymphedema. This group is facilitated by certified lymphedema therapists and is sponsored by the Lillian Booth Radiation Oncology Pavilion and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Pascack Valley Hospital.

This group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. Registration is not required.

For further information about this program, please contact the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at 201.358.3242


Lymphedema Support Group - Shore Memorial Hospital

1 East New York Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Lymphedema Support Group - 609 - 653 -3512


Norton Clinic for Lymphedema & Physical Therapy
240 Wall Street
Suite 100
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1181 US
Tel: 1-732-222-8556
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

The "Pea Pod, In it Together" support group meets at 5:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Contact Tracey Towlen at the clinic for more information.


Lymphedema Support Group

Group Information (732) 294-2703

Support and education for coping with lymphedema. Facilitated by rehabilitation professionals with special knowledge of lymphedema.

Meets quarterly on the second Monday of the month (March 12, June 11, September 10, December 10) from 6 to 7 p.m. at the NEW Ambulatory Campus.

CentraState Healthcare System - 901 W. Main Street, Freehold NJ 07728

(732) 431-2000



Lymphedema Support Group - Albuquerque

Lymphedema Support Group: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, 10433 Montgomery Parkway NE, Suite 400. 323-8811


Lymphedema Support group meets every 2nd Saturday of the month at Mountain View Regional Hospital , 4311 E. Lohman. Community Education Room A&B (first floor).  Mirasol Lymphedema & Rehab Center offers a complete system of services for the management of swelling and wound care as well as general physical therapy services for a wide range of medical and surgical diagnoses with specialization in orthopedic dysfunction


1180 Mall Drive, Suite A Las Cruces, NM 88011 (575) 556-8440 - Rehab Center -(505) 522-5852 Administrative - (505) 522-5850 Fax  -

Peter Ternedde & Rob Steinmetz, Directors



1705 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001 - (505) 532-4420 Administrative

Peter Ternedde, Director

SITE HOURS: Second Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM at the Solarium at Memorial Medical Center.

AREA SERVED: Southern New Mexico



Lourdes Regional Cancer Center - 169 Riverside Drive, Binghampton, NY 13905


Lymphedema Support Group
Offering support to individuals and those affected by lymphedema. Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of every month. Call for times and locations and more information

Provided by:
Lourdes Hospital
Tel: (607) 798-6103


Lymphedema Support Group

3rd Monday of each month 1:30-2:30 pm

For both men and women with lymphedema. The group will discuss causes, therapies, treatments and other concerns.
Facilitated by: Norma Kresse, LMT, CLT Certified Lymphedema Therapist
This educational support group meets monthly at Hewlett House to instruct men and women who are cancer survivors how to live with Lymphedema through specialized treatment protocols and addressing other topics such as herbs & nutrition, insurance reimbursement, compression garment fitting, essential oils and other resources. Hewlett House is the only location in Nassau County that addresses Lymphedema with an organized support group.

The group will meet at Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Road, Hewlett, NY. There is no fee, but registration is required by calling Sandy at 516-374-3190, or click here to register online.

Facilitator: James F Kresse, AOS, CLT-LANA, and MLDT
For men and women with lymphedema.

“A Mind/Body Wellness Workshop”


Lymphedema Support Group

For Information: 315-797-8000

Sitrin Medical Rehabilitation Center

2050 Tilden Avenue, New Hartford, NY 13413 / 315-797-3114 (or) 888-578-8807


Lymphedema Support Group
Sitrin Medical Rehabilitation Center
Utica, NY 13501

Phone: 797 8000 ext 424


Lymphedema Support Group
Faxton-St Luke`s Healthcare
Utica, NY 13503

Phone: 738 6400


New York City Lymphedema Support & Information Group
1646 First Avenue #6C
New York, NY 10028 US

Offers: Support Organization

Maureen Schilling - 

1646 First Avenue #6C,  New York, NY 10028



Lymphedema Support Group

American Cancer Society
1400 N. Winton Rd. - Rochester, NY


A free program offering support to individuals and those affected by lymphedema and for those at risk of developing this condition. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month (except in Dec, Jan and Feb). Call 716-288-1950.


Lymphedema Support Group - Staten Island
1st Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Occupational Therapy Gym
NORTH - Staten Island University Hospital - 475 Seaview Avenue - Staten Island, NY  10305 -  718  226 9173



Lymphedema Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of every month at 1004 Broad Street, Durham, (919) 416-9289.


Lymphedema Support Group

Wellness One - 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27607

Meets first Tuesday of the month  - Contact: Michelle Snyder (919) 782 5954



Lymphedema Support Group - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital - Ohio State University

Lymphedema may occur as a long-term complication following lymph node dissection for a variety of cancers.  The Lymphedema Support Group provides support and education for individuals who are experiencing this condition.  Participants are also able to discuss the emotional, social and occupational impact of lymphedema as well as learn strategies for daily management.

For more information, call (614) 293-5066 or toll-free 1-800-293-5560.

(614) 293-6428


Lymphedema Support Group

For persons with lymphedema, families, and friends.

Third Wednesday of month, 7:00pm

Drake Center
151 West Galbraith Road
(at Conference Center)
Cincinnati, OH

(513) 948-2544



Lymphedema (Prevention and Education) _ Y-ME Breast Cancer Foundation
Fourth Thursday of each month
Y-ME Office
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Call Y-ME at (918) 494-8808 for more information

Beth Cordingley, Executive Director
4606 East 67 th Street,
Building 7, Suite 314,
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
Business: (918)-494-8808
Fax: (918) 481-4837
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.



Medford -LYMPHEDEMA: Third Monday at Dubs Cancer Center. Call 608-5543 or 608-5102.


Tualatin 503-413-7753 4th Tuesday


Legacy Healthcare - Lymphedema Support Groups - 503-413-7348


Pendelton 541-938-3208



Lymphedema Support Group

11:30 a.m. Thursday - Oct. 7 - Kaufman Dining Room - Call 949-4463

Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital  •  2500 Seventh Avenue  •  Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602


Lymphedema Support Group

Chestnut Hill HealthCare offers a variety of support groups designed to offer information and peer support. Times and locations vary. Please call 215-233-6240


Lymphedema Support Group

Held the third Wednesday of the month
6:30pm at Complementary Care Center - Fox Chase Cancer Center
For information call Cheri Doll at 215-728-7000

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497

1-888-FOX CHASE (1-888-369-2427)


Lankenau Hospital 
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096


Lymphedema Support Group
Monthly: 610-526-8608


Lehigh Valley Hospital

LVHHN - Muhlenberg facility, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
2649 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017-7326 US
Tel: 1-484-884-2251
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization


LVHHN Health Center at Trexlertown facility , Outpatient Lymphedema Therapy
6900 Hamilton Blvd
Trexlertown, PA 18087 US
Tel: 1-610-402-0221 (call for details)


Lymphedema Support Group

Lemont Physical Therapy, Inc.  
2766 West College Avenue  
State College,  PA  16803  


We want to take this opportunity to invite you to our next support group meeting.  We meet the second Thursday of every month at the Centre County United Way from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The Centre County United Way is located at 2790 West College Avenue, State College, PA

If you would like more information you may contact Dennis Fasekas, Support Group Coordinator at either 814-861-6608 or 814-693-8669 or email him at (in the subject line please put Support Group).



Rhode Island Support Group
Hope Center for Cancer Support
Providence, RI



Lymphedema Education & Support Group
This support group offers lymphedema patients, their families and friends an opportunity to meet and discuss their feelings and concerns. For dates and times of these support groups, please call the Sioux Valley Clinic - Breast & Bone Health Institute at 605-328-5244.

Souix Valley Health System - 605-333-1000

1305 West 18th Street
PO Box 5039
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039



Middle Tennessee Medical Center - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lymphedema Support Group
Support and education for patients and their families. Contact Linda Bullard, LPTA, 396-6733.

Lymphedema Fund – Founded in 2004 by MTMC physical therapist Linda Bullard, the Lymphedema Fund provides anti-swelling garments for indigent Lymphedema patients.

Phone Directory (Area Code 615)

Main Number 396-4100

Rehabilitation Services 396-5584



Lymphedema support group: Meets 6-7 p.m. every second Tuesday, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, third floor pediatric classroom. 963-4018.

Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

2201 Capers Ave.
Nashville TN 37212
(615) 320-7600

Lymphedema News Article:


Siskin Hospital , Lymphedema Clinic
1 Siskin Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37403-1306 US
Tel: 1-423-634-1246
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

This group meets every other month on the second Thursday between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm on second floor in patient dining room and features a specialty speaker.

Refreshments provided and you are invited to bring a friend! For meeting information call 1-423-634-1246 and ask for John.


St. Thomas Health Services: Brentwood, Rehab Services: Lymphedema Clinics
5101 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027 US
Tel: 1-615-369-0906
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization


St. Thomas Health Services: Green Hills, Lymphedema Clinic
2002 Richard Jones Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215 US
Tel: 1-615-292-1253
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization

A support group is also available for area patients. For more information telephone 1-615-292-1253

David Adcock PT, CLT -

Physical Therapist, with postgraduate lymphedema training
Tel: 1-615-292-1253 
St. Thomas Life Therapies: Green Hills 
Nashville, TN 37215

Certified Lymphedema Therapist

St. Thomas Health Services: Harding Road, Lymphedema Clinic
4220 Harding Rd.
Nashville, TN 37205 US
Tel: 1-615-222-6671
Offers: Treatments, Support Organization


Lymphedema Support Group

The Lymphedema Support Group provides an opportunity for individuals to share information concerning lymphedema therapy protocols, nutrition, diet and exercise. Different speakers make presentations on various topics. The goal of the Lymphedema Support Group is to provide participants with information on how to better manage their condition. Individuals with lymphedema, or those who are at risk for developing lymphedema, are encouraged to attend this group. This group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Harris Methodist HEB Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center located at 251 Westpark Way, Euless, Texas. For more information, please call (817) 355-8151.



4707 Montana Suite 203

El Paso, TX 79903 - (505) 532-4420 - Spanish - (915) 860-6129 - Spanish -- (915) 565-9733 English Speaking Only

Peter Ternedde, Director and Facilitator

AREA SERVED: El Paso and southern New Mexico


Lymphedema Support Group

Christus St. Michael Healthcare - Texarkana, Texas

The Lymphedema Support Group meets the last Tuesday at 12 noon of every other month at CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital Dogwood Room. Meeting months are January, March, May, July, September, and November. Call 903-614-4409 for information


H.O.P.E. Lymphedema Treatment Center, (Helping Out People with Edema)
9914 Highway 90
Suite A
Sugar Land, TX 77478-3126 US
Tel: 1-281-242-5807

The H.O.P.E. Lymphedema Treatment Center also offers periodic support group meetings.



Lymphedema Support Group 
For more information on dates and times, call Harmony Aungst at Gettysburg Hospital Rehab at 337-4206.


Lymphedema Support Group
Monthly educational support group for patients with hereditary or secondary lymphedema, resulting from surgery, radiation or trauma to the lymphatic system. Facilitated by a licensed professional counselor and certified lymphedema therapist.
Second Wednesday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (FC)

Inova Health System - Northern Virginia - For more information please contact our Life with Cancer office at 703-698-2841.



Lymphedema Support Group
Anyone who has undergone lymph node dissection and/or radiation in the axillary, groin or neck region is at risk of developing lymphedema. Specialized therapy helps to treat lymphedema in the arms and legs. This support group is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., on the 1st floor, room 1C, of the Lindeman Pavilion. (Resumes in October.)

Virginia Mason Medical Center,
1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA, 98101
(206) 223-6600


Lymphedema Networking Groups
Once a month groups open to anyone with lymphedema who is interested in ongoing support and information. Groups are offered in Everett, Tacoma, Sequim, Bellingham and at the Dorothy S. O’Brien Center and the Cancer Lifeline Office at Eastgate. Call for specific dates and times.
Cancer Lifeline Support Groups - Dorothy O'Brien Center
6522 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206-297-2100 voice
206-297-2200 fax


Lymphedema Networking Groups: 24-Hour Lifeline, trained volunteers offer emotional and resource referral to cancer patients, families, friends, 1-800-255-5505; Share the Care Support; Workplace Programs; Kids'/Parents' Group; Family Support Program; 206-297-2100; MultiCare Lymphedema educational classes, first Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Neuroscience Center, 915 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; free; 253-403-1040



West Virginia Lymphedema Network
309 Grandview Ave
Morgantown, WV 26501 US
Tel: 1-304-293-3196
Offers: Support Organization

WVLN is based in Morgantown, WV and the support group usually meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of February, May, August, and November. (Sometimes we do move the date of the meetings to accommodate speakers.) Please feel free to post meeting information on public bulletin boards at work, place of worship, cancer support group meetings, hospitals or libraries.

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

Meeting Schedule – WVLN Support Group

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm




Barron, Wisconsin
Contact: Nicolle Samuels, MSPT, CLT

715 537 9905



Support Groups Listed by NLN




Patient Support Groups - Australia


Support Organizations - Australia



Lymphoedema Resource Directory Canada


The Lymphedema Association of Quebec
5792 Côte des Neiges, Suite 251
Montréal, QC CA
Tel: 1-514-735-1149
Offers: Support Organization


ONTARIO - Lymphovenous Association of Ontario
PM Postal, Box 55241
1800 Sheppard Avenue, E. Willowdale, ONT CANADA M2J 5A0
Tel: 416-245-0033 or Toll Free: 877-723-0033



Israel Lymphedema Association
c/o Mrs. Silvia Avital
Burla Street 30, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL 69364
Tel: 011-972-03-699-2410

Tel-Aviv Lymphedema Support Group
Contact: Ruthi Peleg
6 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv ISRAEL 642339
Tel: 011-972-3-670-4206



Panama City
Contact: Myrna McLaughlin Anderson
Casa D 25, Suite 1, San Francisco
Panama, Republic of Panama
Tel: 011-507-226-7062



Support Groups - New Zealand

Lymphoedema Support Network, New Zealand:
Mrs. Jenny Bartley (neé Thomas), Auckland Lymphoedema Clinic, 204 Queen's Rd., Panmure, Auckland, N.Z.

(09) 527 7899; email:



Lymphoedema Support Groups United Kingdom


Join us as we work for lymphedema patients everywehere:

Advocates for Lymphedema

Dedicated to be an advocacy group for lymphedema patients. Working towards education, legal reform, changing insurance practices, promoting research, reaching for a cure.


Pat O'Connor

Lymphedema People / Advocates for Lymphedema


For information about Lymphedema\

For Information about Lymphedema Complications

For Lymphedema Personal Stories

For information about How to Treat a Lymphedema Wound

For information about Lymphedema Treatment

For information about Exercises for Lymphedema

For information on Infections Associated with Lymphedema

For information on Lymphedema in Children

Lymphedema Glossary


Lymphedema People - Support Groups


Children with Lymphedema

The time has come for families, parents, caregivers to have a support group of their own. Support group for parents, families and caregivers of chilren with lymphedema. Sharing information on coping, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Sponsored by Lymphedema People.



Lipedema Lipodema Lipoedema

No matter how you spell it, this is another very little understood and totally frustrating conditions out there. This will be a support group for those suffering with lipedema/lipodema. A place for information, sharing experiences, exploring treatment options and coping.

Come join, be a part of the family!




If you are a man with lymphedema; a man with a loved one with lymphedema who you are trying to help and understand come join us and discover what it is to be the master instead of the sufferer of lymphedema.



All About Lymphangiectasia

Support group for parents, patients, children who suffer from all forms of lymphangiectasia. This condition is caused by dilation of the lymphatics. It can affect the intestinal tract, lungs and other critical body areas.



Lymphatic Disorders Support Group @ Yahoo Groups

While we have a number of support groups for lymphedema... there is nothing out there for other lymphatic disorders. Because we have one of the most comprehensive information sites on all lymphatic disorders, I thought perhaps, it is time that one be offered.


Information and support for rare and unusual disorders affecting the lymph system. Includes lymphangiomas, lymphatic malformations, telangiectasia, hennekam's syndrome, distichiasis, Figueroa
syndrome, ptosis syndrome, plus many more. Extensive database of information available through sister site Lymphedema People.



All About Lymphedema

For our Google fans, we have just created this online support group in Google Groups:


Group email:


Lymphedema Friends

If you an AOL fan and looking for a support group in AOL Groups, come and join us there.


Lymphedema People New Wiki Pages

Have you seen our new “Wiki” pages yet?  Listed below are just a sample of the more than 140 pages now listed in our Wiki section. We are also working on hundred more.  Come and take a stroll! 

Lymphedema Glossary 


Arm Lymphedema 

Leg Lymphedema 

Acute Lymphedema 

The Lymphedema Diet 

Exercises for Lymphedema 

Diuretics are not for Lymphedema 

Lymphedema People Online Support Groups 



Lymphedema and Pain Management 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) 

Infections Associated with Lymphedema 

How to Treat a Lymphedema Wound 

Fungal Infections Associated with Lymphedema 

Lymphedema in Children 


Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

Extraperitoneal para-aortic lymph node dissection (EPLND) 

Axillary node biopsy

Sentinel Node Biopsy

 Small Needle Biopsy - Fine Needle Aspiration 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

Lymphedema Gene FOXC2

 Lymphedema Gene VEGFC

 Lymphedema Gene SOX18

 Lymphedema and Pregnancy

Home page: Lymphedema People

Page Updated: Jan. 16, 2012