Lymphedema Education, Exercise & Prevention Group
I learned the hard way about Lymphedema and now devote time to helping others.


Timely intervention is critical for managing lymphedema (LE is the accepted abbreviation). I’ve collected a team of talented and dedicated women who are devoted to helping others understand how to cope with and manage this life-changing condition.

FREE Monthly Meetings & EXERCISE CLASS

3rd Wednesday of the Month 5:30 ~ 7 pm
To register, call:  (415) 600-3073

Location: Bryan Hemming Cancer Care Center
California Pacific Medical Center
2351 Clay St, #137 - Deikel Family Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94115

Parking is available in parking structure
at the corner of Clay St. & Webster St. 

Each meeting includes an educational presentation, time for questions & practical techniques for UNDERSTANDING, MANAGING & PREVENTING LYMPHEDEMA

All are welcome: women, men, legs, arms, primary, secondary - anyone at risk for LE, partners/friends who support, or anyone interested in learning about LE. If you are preparing for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, education is important for preventing & managing complications.

Different topics every month, often with special guest;, topics include:

  • Management, Diagnosis & Treatment of LE
  • Lifestyle recommendations, Self Care and Exercises
  • Overview of the lymph system & LE
  • Compression garments
  • Nutrition & Integrated complementary health
  • Resources for helping you cope with & manage LE

San Francisco Group is Facilitated by:


Voices of Lymphedema: stories, advice, and inspiration from patients and therapists

A beautiful and informative new book by Ann Ehrlich & Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

Includes my story.


Living Well with Lymphedema

by Ann B. Erlich & Elizabeth McMahon, PhD


Lymphedema Alert Bracelet or necklace, for protection and education, at $15.00 each. National Lymphedema Network: 1-800- 541-3259 or 415- 921-1306

Educational Resources

24-Hour Hotline National Lymphedema Network ( 800- 541-3259 or 415- 921-1306

Informative website: LymphNotes

Coping with Lymphedema By Joan Swirsky, RN & Diane Sacket Nannery

Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing by Jeannie Burt & Gwen White, PT

What Every Woman Facing Breast Cancer Should Know About Lymphedema (booklet) The American Cancer Society, Inc. Call for free booklet 800- ACS-2345.

After Mastectomy: Healing Physically and Emotionally (Chapter 10) by Rosalind Benedet, RN, MSN, NP

Understanding Lumpectomy; A Treatment Guide for Breast Cancer (Chapter 11) By Rosalind Benedet, RN, MSN, NP and Mark Rounsaville, MD

The Marin Lymphedema Information & Support Group

1350 South Eliseo, Greenbrae, Ca
Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, 7 to 8:30 PM
sponsored by The Cancer Resource & Recovery Center, call 415- 925-7787

Question about LE?

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