Lymphedema Support Groups

Talking with others and getting needed support is key to living with lymphedema. Join us for sharing and educational presentations focused on  living with this challenging condition.  Meetings provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to give and receive support.

SWELL Lymphedema Support Group
Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room 
Facilitated by Rachel Stapleton, MSW, LICSW
3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17, Apr 21


  • Jan 21: “Compression Garment Options” by Melony Handran, Medical Advisor
  • Mar 17: “Lymph Node Transfer (One Person’s Story)” by Dianne Graham, MA, LMHC

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by: Vivian Foxx, MSW, LICSW
2nd Saturdays; 12:30pm-2:30pm
Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11


  • Jan 11: “Infection Risk Reduction Practices” by MaryAnne Church Trettenero, OTR/CLT; Ellen Yasuda Barr, OTR/CLT
  • Feb 8: “Manual Lymphatic Massage to Reduce Anxiety & Stress” by Molly Allison, MS.OTR/l,CHT, SMS; Liz Jenson, MOTR/L, CLT; Jean Lehman, ORT/L
  • Mar 14: “The Connection Between the Lymph System & Fascia” by Diana Kincaid, LMP