The following are frequently asked questions, with answers from lymphedema doctors, nurses and therapists, as featured in the ASK THE EXPERT column in CLF’s magazine, Pathways.


Approaching your doctor: Tips on discussing lymphedema with your health care providers

Compression bandaging: Treatment protocols for lymphedema management

Edema-causing medications

Education, Treatment, Protocol and Reimbursement

Fitting compression into your lifestyle

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Managing pain and minimizing risks for lymphedema

Minimizing recurring infections: Special considerations for wound care

Positivity, self-confidence and self-esteem impacts one’s health and self-image

Experts answer questions from the 2015 National Lymphedema Conference

Self Bandaging – a tool for taking charge

Self-consciousness and stress: What you can do about them

Summer living with lymphedema

Surgical treatments for lymphedema

To pump or not to pump

Where to find help: Community organizations are an excellent resource

Why doesn’t my doctor know about lymphedema?

If you have a question you would like addressed by our medical experts we encourage you to submit your request to [email protected]. Your questions and the answer will be published in a future issue of Pathways.

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