Some breast cancer patients may get lymphedema, painful arm swelling that can result from lymph node removal.
Here are some FREE products that can help:
- Lymphedema Alertband: Breast cancer patients/survivors with lymphedema, or at risk to develop it, need to avoid having injections, blood draws, IV insertion and blood pressure readings on the affected arm. Wearing a brightly colored band can alert medical professionals about this condition, especially when a patient is sedated or under anesthesia and cannot speak up for themselves. Peninsula Medical will send a FREE Alertband to any patient with or at risk of developing lymphedema. Click Here
- Lymphedema Compression Sleeves: The All4One Lymphedema Fund will provide one sleeve FREE of charge to low income women who have had breast cancer. Click Here or call 508-630-2242.
- Compression Sleeves and Gauntlets: Crickett’s Answer for Cancer, a small non-profit founded in memory of Crickett Julius, who passed away in 2006 from metastatic breast cancer at the age of 39, provides FREE LympheDIVAs compression sleeves or gauntlets (for the hand) for any breast cancer survivor. To apply for one, Click Here and fill out an enrollment form.