What is lymphedema? Are you at risk? Can it be prevented?

Get the facts so you can take care of yourself!

I’ve experienced some of the physical and all the emotional issues with my lymphedema. However, I can say that once I figured out how manage it, I began to feel a whole lot better.

Sue Callison

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What People Are Saying:

  • Kelly S.

    Your book on Lymphadema struck a common cord with me. I too had breast cancer, at age 36, which meant a left side mastectomy, 8 rounds of chemo and 33 radiation treatments and 5 years of Tamoxyphen. I had a sentinal node biopsy which was positive, so the surgeon removed 10 additional axillary nodes. I was fine for about 5 years, but then noticed swelling around my left elbow. My oncologist attributed it to lymphadema, a term I hadn't heard before. I went to a specialist who explained what it was, but didn't offer any recommendations. Fast forward about 10 years later, to when my whole arm swelled after i shoveled out a trailer load of mulch on a hot day. I went to a different therapist who really knew her stuff, she recommend I wear a compression sleeve for a month, every day all day which I did and it helped. Since then I have had cellulitis twice, and have since been told I need to wear a sleeve every day, and a night garment besides. It was all very confusing, frustrating and frightening at times. I am an active 54 year old now who exercises, takes good care of myself and wear a sleeve. Your book is well written, I wish I could have read something like it when I was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 years ago. It's important for women to know this is a very real side effect of axial nide dissections, and what to do about lymphedema. Hank you for your work.

  • Lisa P.

    I am a cancer survivor, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s when I was 19 yrs old.  From what they believe is a side effect of my radiation treatments, I now struggle with lymphedema in my right arm.  Thank you for putting together the eBook.  It took me years of frustration to learn what you have nicely summarized in it.  It was comforting to read what you put together as it reinforces what I’ve learned.  I’m always afraid there will be some great new discovery about treating or curing lymphedema that I’ve missed.  I starting to discover there’s a whole lymphedema community out there that I was unaware of.  We need to raise more awareness so it doesn’t take years of frustration to learn more about it. 
    Thank you for what you are doing, and thank you for the Solidea Active Massage® Arm Bands.  I just love them!


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4 Important Tips You’ll Learn

  1. There is good news! Even if your lymphatic system has been damaged, that doesn't mean it's stopped working all together. This is why taking care of your lymphatic system is so important.
  2. Act, don't react. There are some pretty simple things you can do to help reduce your risk for developing lymphedema.
  3. Don't ignore the signs. There's many ways your body starts to tell you it's having trouble. Sometimes it's dramatic and other times it's a whisper. Know the language of your body.
  4. You're not alone, get connected! One of the best ways to deal with lymphedema is to connect with others who have it.

About The Author


Hi there!

I'm Sue Callison, the founder of Solidea Medical. I live with lymphedema everyday as a legacy of breast cancer treatments. When my lymphedema first showed up, I felt totally powerless and afraid. The traditional compression arm sleeve I had been prescribed made my symptoms worse. There were few options and none that I was willing to do. I felt alone and helpless.

Fast forward to today, a global search for solutions, a lot of lessons from the school of hard knocks and my lymphedema is under control and I'm living life. I hope this information helps you!

~ Sue

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