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NWLC Board Members presentations about Lymphdemea
Two Members of our Board of Directors, Julie Venn and Lynn Fass, are giving presentations - "LYMPHEDEMA - What Cancer Patients and Survivors Need to Know". These presentations are being held in conjunction with Cancer Lifeline and will . . .Read more
Lymphedema Retreat at Harmony Hill
The outstanding Lymphedema Retreat at Harmony Hill returns - May 2015
Patients call it "life-changing"
Held at the Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union, WA, on scenic Hood Canal, the retreat includes no-cost lodging, meals and Self-Care Lymphedema Education for those who. . .Read more
The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) is gaining momentum in Congress!
New bill refocused on the urgent need for compression
Did you know that Medicare does not cover medically-needed compression garments and supplies? Find out how the LTA will enable this essential element of care to be covered . . .Read more
Cathy Bates brings Public Focus to Lymphedema Treatment
Actress Cathy Bates recently appeared on The Doctors television show to discuss her own lymphedema experience and how it was addressed. Her interview appears on the the show's website and can be viewed here.
Self-Advocacy Class for Lymphedema Patients
Facilitated by Elaine Eigeman, NWLC Board Member
Cancer and lymphedema patients often need help - finding their feet, finding their voice and finding the rest of their lives. Elaine Eigeman has been there and her mission in life now is to help others recover theirs. . .Read more
Local patient advocates advance the Lymphedema Treatment Act in the US Congress
The Movement is Growing
The WA-State team of lymphedema patient advocates is building a grassroots team to help pass the LTA. Read their story of how they worked with their WA representatives and how you can help. . . Read more
Event in Support of the Lymphedema Treatment Act
NWLC hosted an event to raise awareness and to support the LTA on June 3rd 2014. The bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. DaveReichert, and Rep. Adam Smith, whose district includes the NWLC, spoke about the urgent need to pass this critical legislation. We are grateful to the 22 patients whose active participation put “a face on lymphedema” ...view a video about the event