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Spring 2018 Lymphedema Insert in Maclean's Magazine

Maclean's Magazine CLF Insert on Lymphedema (pdf)


Lymphedema Awareness on NTV News

Check out our own Terry Walsh-Oakley spreading awareness of lymphedema!


Latest News

LANL is pleased to announce that, for the very first time in NL, Lymphedema Awareness Day received povincial proclamation.  The Honorable Minister of Health and Community Services, John Haggie signed the proclamation.   March 6 of each year is internationally recognized as Lymphedema Awareness Day to raise awareness about this disease and available treatment options.  

The Lymphedema Awareness walk at New World Fitness, Topsail Road, St. John's on Sunday, March 4th was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended.       

The Aquatic Lymphatic Therapy demonstration, provided by specially trained coaches Janet Montevecchi and Terry Walsh Oakley was also well received.  Stay tuned for a roll out plan!

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a chronic disease caused by a buildup of lymph fluid. This happens when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged and cannot function as normal. It leads to swelling in the tissues where the lymph flow is blocked. Most often the swelling is in an arm or leg, but it can also be in the breast, trunk, genitals or head and neck.    It can affect everyone - children men and women.

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit organization, and our mission is to:  

  • Provide support to patients and families who are affected by lymphedema,    
  • Ensure individuals living with lymphedema have access to treatment,   
  • Provide lymphedema education, 
  • Encourage and promote lymphedema research, and  
  • Promote care and treatment of lymphedema based on best practices within the medical community and the general public of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Contact Us

We're here to help

Feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries  

Become a member by calling or emailing us.  A new membership form and other information are coming soon.

Lymphedema Association of NL


P.O. Box 23091, Churchill Square, 

St. John’s NL A1B 4J9