Formerly called the American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives, the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives is a national network of interdisciplinary, state-based organizations dedicated to improving ways to control pain. The site includes a downloadable brochure on cancer pain and links to resources on managing pain.
Through group meetings, newsletters, educational/awareness events, publicity, participation in medical events and fundraisers, such as the Walk for Lymphedema, the LLN promotes interest in a serious medical condition.
An online information resource and support group for those with lymphedema and for the family, friends, and therapists who care for them.
LympheDIVAs create medically correct compression apparel for women with post-breast cancer lymphedema. The founders want to inspire women who have completed active treatment to feel beautiful, strong, and confident.
The purpose of this organization is to promote standards for management of individuals with lymphedema and or related disorders, to establish and maintain certification for medical professions who provide such services, and to promote the awareness and science of lymphology. You can search for certified specialists by state.
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized nonprofit 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. The NLN is supported by tax-deductible donations and is a driving force behind the movement in the U.S. to standardize quality treatment for lymphedema patients nationwide. In addition, the NLN supports research into the causes and possible alternative treatments for this often incapacitating, long-neglected condition.
The Northwest Lymphedema Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 by JoAnn Rovig, lymphedema specialist, to educate lymphedema sufferers and help them meet the challenges of this condition through self-massage classes, instructional videos, and other educational materials.