10 Things I Want My Physician to Know About Lymphedema

Lymphedema (LE) can be devastating to patients. This handout was created by a group of patients who feel they are part of an “invisible population” suffering from an under-recognized condition.

  • LE patients often know more about their condition than their physicians do.
  • Patients sometimes feel care providers don’t appreciate the struggle they face with lymphedema.
  • Providers should be fully aware of at-home treatments that can markedly improve patient quality of life.