Lymphedema_Depot_Page_Banner.jpg

winterhighway2.jpg

 

Home

Tribute

Caresia

ReadyWrap

Swell Spots

Docs & Forms

News

Links

 

 

Abreast & The Rest – Women’s Breast Gynecologic Cancer Newsletter LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

A quarterly newsletter produced by the BC / Yukon Women's Cancer Alliance to provide current and accurate information. Works collectively with their partners to ensure resources & services are accessible to those living with breast and gynecological cancers, their families, and supporters.

 

ACLN – Atlantic Clinical Lymphedema Network LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Atlantic Clinical Lymphedema Network (ACLN) is an inter-provincial network of skilled clinicians from the four Atlantic provinces who are committed to the exploration and implementation of best practice and effective service delivery in education and management of lymphedema and related conditions.  A truly inter-professional network, the members are Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Massage Therapists who educate and treat people who suffer from chronic swelling conditions. 

 

ALA – Alberta Lymphedema Association LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Alberta Lymphedema Association (ALA) is a not for profit charitable organization founded in 2003 by a team of people who recognized the need to help people living with, or at risk of, Lymphedema. A learning association committed to ongoing education of its stakeholders, ALA works to make a difference and empower affected individuals and their families to help manage this condition. ALA works from the patient standpoint.

 

AQL/LAQ - Assn Québécoise du Lymphoedème/Lymphedema Assn of Québec LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Lymphedema Association of Quebec is a charitable organization founded in 1999 to provide education, awareness, and support to those with lymphedema, and to encourage research leading to effective treatments and eventually a cure. (Text is available in English and French)

 

BCLA – BC Lymphedema Association LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The BC Lymphedema Association (BCLA) has been created for the purpose of promoting a greater public understanding of Lymphedema. The BCLA is dedicated to providing information for patients and their families, caregivers, medical practitioners and the public. The BCLA provides encouragement and support to patients, educating and informing them of treatment options available to manage their condition. 

 

BreastCancer.Org

BreastCancer.Org – Discussion Boards/Forum

 

Breastcancer.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.  Very active discussion board community.

 

Canadian Lymphedema Framework  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

 

The CLF is an academic and patient stakeholder collaboration which is part of an international initiative aiming to promote research, best practice guidelines and lymphedema clinical development, worldwide.  The mission of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework is to work to improve the management of lymphedema and related disorders in Canada.

 

CancerConnection.ca – Lymphedema Support Group Online LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

A place for all, but specifically for Canadians living with or at risk for lymphedema to gather, share experiences and information and support one another.  CancerConnections.ca also offers great resources and forums in both English and French in support of all Canadians fighting cancer.

 

Caring Voices LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Caring Voices is an online community for cancer survivors. Use this site to access current resources, learn about upcoming survivorship events, take part in chats and discussions and meet other survivors.

 

CAET – Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The CAET acts in the public interest for Canadian Enterostomal Therapy Nurses to give national leadership in wound, ostomy and continence nursing promoting high standards for ET nursing practice, education, research and administration to achieve quality specialized nursing care.

 

CAWC – Canadian Association of Wound Care  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

A non-profit organisation of healthcare professionals, researchers, corporate supporters, patients and caregivers dedicated to the advancement of wound care in Canada. 

 

CBCN Canadian Breast Cancer Network  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) is a survivor-directed, national network of organizations and individuals. CBCN is a national link between all groups and individuals concerned about breast cancer, and represents the concerns of all Canadians affected by breast cancer and those at risk.

 

Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Breast cancer is not only a health challenge; it is often an economic crisis. The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund is dedicated to providing financial support to breast cancer patients

 

CORD Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

CORD is Canada's national network for organizations representing all those with rare disorders. CORD provides a strong common voice to advocate for health policy and a healthcare system that works for those with rare disorders. CORD works with governments, researchers, clinicians and industry to promote research, diagnosis, treatment and services for all rare disorders in Canada.

 

Dercum’s Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) Support Group

 

An online community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Dercum's Disease, together.  Dercum disease - also known as Adiposis Dolorosa, Anders' syndrome and Dercum-Vitaut syndrome - is a rare condition that is characterized by multiple, painful fatty lipomas (benign, fatty tumors). Learn more about Dercum’s:  click here  and  click here  and  click here 

 

FDRS – Fat Disorders Research Society

 

The Fat Disorders Research Society, Inc. exists to raise funds to promote research, increase public awareness, and provide information and resources for individuals with fat disorders and/or their caregivers.  Dercum’s Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa), Madelung’s Disease, Lipedema and Familial Multiple Lipomatosis or Angiolipomatosis are names of some of these fat disorders.

 

Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

 

The mission of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis is to bring together a diverse group of public-private health partners to support the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by mobilising political, financial and technical resources to ensure success.

 

Inspire Health  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Located in Vancouver, InspireHealth is an integrated cancer care centre, leading the way through research and innovative cancer care programs integrated with conventional cancer treatment.

 

International Society of Lymphology (ISL)

 

Advance and disseminate knowledge in the field of lymphology and allied topics

 

Klippel Trenaunay Support Group

 

This group welcomes patients and their families as members and provide information about the group and about Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome.  We provide families, adults with K-T, and professionals with links to information and opportunities to learn from each other.

 

Lymphatic Research Foundation

 

The Lymphatic Research Foundation is a not-for profit organization whose mission is to advance research of the lymphatic system and to find the cause of and cure for lymphatic diseases, lymphedema, and related disorders.

 

LANA – Lymphology Association of North America

 

The Lymphology Association of North America. Search for LANA certified therapists in your area.

 

LAM – Lymphedema Association of Manitoba LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Lymphedema Association of Manitoba is a newly formed organization whose mission is the pursuit of resources, information, education, awareness and support to those affected with or at risk of primary or secondary lymphedema; their families, health care professionals and the general public.  

 

LAO – Lymphedema Association of Ontario LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Lymphedema Association of Ontario was founded by a small group of lymphedema patients and their families in 1996.  Originally intended as a support group for patients, it has grown to provide core programs and services to lymphedema patients, those at risk for lymphedema, lymphedema treatment professionals and other health care providers.

 

LAS – Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan (LAS) is a non- profit organization founded in 2004 by a group of people who recognised the need to help those who have or are at risk of developing lymphedema and related lymphatic disorders. We strive to be a learning association, committed to ongoing education. SLLA works to empower affected individuals and their families to successfully manage these conditions.

 

Laughing Lymphercise LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Website of Rosemary Kelly, LY, LLT/T – a Laughter Yoga leader and a Certified Laughing Lymphercise instructor and trainer based in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario.

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

 

Lipedema, Dercum’s, Madelung’s – Dr. Karen L. Herbst, PhD, MD

 

A very informative website by Dr. Karen Herbst, a San Diego endocrinologist studying and specializing in fat disorders.  Be sure to take a moment to watch the breathing videos. Site has an excellent set of links to further information, including the Tilly Smidt lipedema site, HERE.  

 

Lymph Notes

 

Lymphnotes is an excellent source of information and support for people living with lymphedema. This site also provides a forum to communicate with others living with lymphedema.

 

Lymphovenous Canada  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

For people living with lymphedema in Canada. This site is a great source of information on lymphedema and cancer treatment in Canada and its provinces, as well as related news and information from around the world.

 

Lymphedema People

 

An informative website for people with lymphedema, made by people with lymphedema.

This site also has a forum to communicate with other people living with lymphedema.

 

Male Breast Cancer.ca LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

This website site is designed to provide Male Breast Cancer (MBC) patients, survivors and their loved ones with access to information on male breast cancer, to provide a forum to share individual stories, and to provide one on one support from other male breast cancer survivors.

 

McGill Lymphedema Research Project LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

A Canadian, university-based research project under the guidance of Dr. Anna Towers involving Dr. Vodder school-certified therapists.

 

Melanoma Network of Canada LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

A national, patient-led organization whose mission is to provide melanoma patients and their caregivers with current and accurate information and services in the fight against melanoma. Through the MNC network they provide funding for awareness, education, advocacy and research. 

 

NLA – National Lipedema Association (United States)

 

A voluntary, rare disease organization founded in 2004. Lipedema involves an excessive accumulation of subcutaneous fat, primarily from the waist to a distinct line just above the ankles, although it can also involve the arms and abdomen. The disease can be inherited and affects women almost exclusively. The fat presents in a typical pattern that is bilateral and symmetrical. The disease often is confused with obesity, but lipedemic fat generally is not mobilized by diet and exercise, and lipedema can appear in women of all sizes, including women who are anorexic. Although it can be diagnosed as early as age two, it usually presents first at puberty and often becomes worse during pregnancy and at menopause. Lipedema can be a factor in causing secondary lymphedema, an accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling, usually in the arms and/or legs. The NLA's mission is to educate medical providers and patients about lipedema, and to promote research that benefits lipedema patients. NLA offers patient and professional education, patient advocacy, and networking.

 

NLN - National Lymphedema Network (United States)

 

An internationally recognized, non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.   

 

NALEA – North American Lymphedema Education Association

 

The North American Lymphedema Education Association (NALEA) is specifically organized around training standards for lymphedema therapists. NALEA member schools share the unified goal of setting and maintaining the highest standards of lymphedema education in North America.

 

NEFCA – Nurses Entrepreneurial Footcare Association of Canada LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

The purpose of this website is to provide a framework of practical and moral support for qualified entrepreneurial foot care nurses who continue to lobby for change within the health care system.

You can use the Find a Foot Nurse link to search for a nurse by city. You can also read about foot anatomy and different types of foot problems by exploring the links on the side navigation panel.

 

Ovarian Cancer Canada LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Ovarian Cancer Canada is a registered Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to overcome ovarian cancer, providing leadership by:  (1) Supporting women living with the disease and their families; (2) Raising awareness in the general public and with health care professionals; (3) Funding research to develop early detection techniques, improved treatment and, ultimately, a cure

 

Sharing Strength LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

A Canadian online resource and community for women with breast cancer. Site features information to help visitors find trusted organizations, quality resources and peer support.

 

Step-Up, Speak Out (SU-SO)

 

The StepUp-SpeakOut.Org website grew out of the "Lymphedema after Surgery" discussion board at breastcancer.org. It is their mission to insure that all women and men undergoing breast cancer surgery are fully informed about the risks of lymphedema, the warning signs of lymphedema, and the appropriate risk reduction practices that should be taken to possibly prevent lymphedema, and to have it properly diagnosed and treated it in its early, reversible stages.  And that no breast cancer survivor has a "missed diagnosis" or lack of information of risk reductions, and has their lymphedema turn into Stage 2 or 3.

 

Turner Syndrome Society of Canada  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

A non-profit charitable organization was founded in 1981 by an individual with TS who wanted to share experiences and information. It provides support services for individuals with TS and their families and disseminates up-to-date medical information to families, physicians and the general public.

 

Vascular Disease Foundation (United States)

 

Established in 1998 the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) is the only multidisciplinary national public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on vascular diseases with the sole purpose of providing public education and improving awareness about vascular diseases. The mission of the VDF is:

To improve health for all by reducing death and disability from vascular disease.

 

Wellspring  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Wellspring is a network of community-based cancer support centres that provide support, education and coping skills, at no charge, to individuals and families

 

WAWLC – World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care

 

The mission of WAWLC is to work in partnership with communities worldwide to advance sustainable prevention and care of wounds and lymphoedema in settings with limited resources.

 

 

UNDERSTANDING LYMPHEDEMA

 

The Lymphatic System

 

A short, readable primer on the function and disorders of the lymphatic system.

 

Lymphedema: What Every Woman with Breast Cancer Should Know

 

Written specifically for women who have been treated for breast cancer. 

Explains lymphedema,   how to lower your risk of developing lymphedema and treatment.

 

Understanding Lymphedema (For Cancers Other Than Breast Cancer)

 

An overview of lymphedema that explains what the lymph system is, symptoms and prevention of lymphedema.

 

 

CANADIAN THERAPIST TRAINING AND DIRECTORIES

 

Dr. Vodder School International   LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Click here to open a therapist directory.

 

“We provide the highest standard of training with empathic and knowledgeable instructors, trained to teach the refined hands-on techniques that achieve great results.”

 

Integrated Lymph Drainage / Toronto Lymphocare  LDL_Maple_Leaf.jpg

 

Click here to open a therapist directory.

 

“Integrated Lymph Drainage (ILD) is a precise technique designed to accelerate the normal functioning of the lymph vessel system. It is a gentle, rhythmic, hands-on technique that will enable the therapist to work holistically and to achieve surprising results with their clients.”

 

Klose Training & Consulting – Lymphedema Therapy Certification Courses

 

Click here to open a therapist directory.

 

“The highest quality Lymphedema Certification and Continuing Education courses in the U.S. and abroad. Long-standing CE provider for physical, occupational and massage therapists.”

 

Check your Provincial Lymphedema Association and Lymphovenous Canada websites for additional lists of Canadian lymphedema therapists and hospital based treatment programs. Links above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mailing address:

12-111 Fourth Ave., Suite 347

St. Catharines, ON  L2S 3P5

Send us an email:

Info@LymphedemaDepot.com

   Give us a call:

  (905) 687-8500

 

Send us a fax:

(905) 687-8224

 

 

©2013 Lymphedema Depot Ltd.

 

michael kors black friday michael kors black friday michael kors Black Friday michael kors black friday coach black friday michael kors Black Friday moncler cyber monday kate spade black friday lululemon cyber monday hollister black friday canada goose cyber monday victoria secret cyber monday Prada black friday bose cyber monday burberry black friday Dior black friday north face black friday coach black Friday uggs black friday michael kors cyber monday coach cyber monday canada goose cyber Monday north face cyber Monday uggs cyber monday jordan cyber monday north face black friday uggs black friday north face cyber Monday uggs black Friday michael kors black Friday lululemon black Friday michael kors cyber monday north face cyber Monday uggs black friday michael kors cyber monday beats by dre black friday Polo Ralph Lauren black friday lululemon black friday beats by dre black Friday beats by dre black Friday sale Victoria Secret black friday north face cyber monday deals michael kors cyber Monday uggs cyber monday michael kors black Friday michael kors cyber Monday canada goose black friday canada goose black friday uggs black friday kate spade cyber monday canada goose cyber monday michael kors black Friday beats by dre black Friday north face cyber monday uggs cyber monday kate spade cyber monday coach cyber monday michael kors cyber Monday abercrombie and fitch black Friday uggs cyber monday michael kors cyber Monday michael kors cyber Monday north face black friday beats by dre black friday north face cyber monday north face black friday Longchamp cyber monday uggs cyber monday jordan black friday north face cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday Victoria Secret black friday Juicy Couture black friday michael kors black Friday jordan black friday michael kors cyber Monday