Resources

This section of the site will feature the 10 Things developed by the group.   Each is initiated as a result of the group’s knowledge of and experience with lymphedema.  Once the list is developed, it is reviewed by a number of others, including physicians, Certified Lymphedema Therapists, and individuals with lymphedema.

The content of the 10 Things is copyrighted.  The content may NOT be changed without the express permission of the 10 Things Project Facilitator.  However, we encourage you to copy and disseminate the 10 Things documents.

Choose the version below that best meets your needs.

10 Things I Want My Physician to Know about Lymphedema
10 Things I’d Like My Family and Friends to Know about Lymphedema
10 Things My Family and Friends Can Do to Support Me with My Lymphedema
10 Things To Know When You Learn You Have Lymphedema
10 Things My Certified Lymphedema Therapist Taught Me About Lymphedema
10 Things To Know About Compression Garments for Lymphedema

Sources for Lymphedema (LE) Products/Garments/Supplies
Compiled by Joyce McMahon, 10 Things LE Project Team, April 2018
This list is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of making recommendations or endorsing specific products.

Click on the name to be taken to the vendor’s website.

Garments/Supplies
Ames Walker
Bandages Plus
BrightLife Direct
Compression Guru
CompressionSale.com
Discount Surgical Stockings
ForYourLegs.com
Lymphedema Products.com
Vitality Medical

Garment Brands
Jobst
JoViPak
Juzo
Medi USA
Sigvaris

Healthcare providers and/or Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) may have additional specific sources of products.
You may want to ensure that the place of purchase is an authorized dealer of the product you are purchasing.

Pneumatic Compression Devices (Pumps)
Bio Compression Systems
Tactile Medical
Vitality Medical

Financial Assistance
Connie Cares
Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund (email with questions)


Healthcare Abbreviations & Acronyms
Compiled by Joyce McMahon, 10 Things LE Project Team, May 2018

ABD
abdominal [abduction]
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
AWS
Axillary Web Syndrome
ACS
American Cancer Society
ALT
Aqua Lymphatic Therapy
ART
Active Release Technique
ARM
Axillary Reverse Mapping
BCBS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
BCRL
Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema
CDP
Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy
CDT
Complete Decongestive Therapy (alternatively known as Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy – CDP)
CFNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
CLT
Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Physical Therapist); (alternatively known as Complex Lymphedema Therapy)
CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist-Lymphology Association of North America
CLWT
Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist
CNA
Certified Nurse’s Aide or Assistant
CPL
Chronic Progressive Lymphedema
CVI
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
DLT
Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (also called Complete Decongestive Therapy – CDT)
DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis
DX
Diagnosis
EDS
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
FMS
Functional Movement Specialist
HBP
High Blood Pressure
HNL
Head and Neck Lymphedema
HTN
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
ILWI
International Lymphedema Wound Training Institute
IDC
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, also known as Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
IPC
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Lymphedema
IR
Interventional Radiologist
LAF
Lymphedema Awareness Foundation
LD
Lymphatic Disease
LE
Lymphedema
LE&RN
Lymphatic Education & Research Network
LI
Lipedema
LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
LTA
Lymphedema Treatment Act
LVA
Lymphatico Venous Anastomosis (a method of directly connecting the lymphatic vessels in the affected area of the body to the tiny veins nearby)
LWCI
Lymphedema and Wound Care Institute
MLD
Manual Lymph Drainage
mmHg
A measure of pressure for compression garments
NCD
Non-Communicable Disease
NED
No evidence of disease
NHS
National Health Service (England)
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NLN
National Lymphedema Network
OMT
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
OTC
Over the Counter (ready to wear); see also OTS and RTW
OTS
Off The Shelf (ready to wear)
PA
Physician Assistant
PA-C
Physician Assistant-Certified
PAL
Physical Activity and Lymphedema
PCA
Patient Care Assistant
PCD
Pneumatic Compression Device (pump)
PCP
Primary Care Physician
PCT
Pneumatic Compression Therapy
PLE
Primary Lymphedema
PN
Peripheral Neuropathy
POTS
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
PT
Physical Therapist
RIBP
Radiation Induced Brachial Plexopathy
RTW
Ready To Wear
SC
Sequential Circulator
SAPL
Suction Assisted Protein Lipectomy
SLD
Self Lymphatic Drainage
SLE
Secondary Lymphedema
TDC
Tissue Dielectric Constant
UA
Urinary analysis
UEFI
Upper Extremity Functional Index
VI
Venous Insufficiency
VLNT
Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer
WOE
Way of Eating