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Lymphedema books

Lymphedema causes chronic swelling and affects three to five million Americans, including 20-40% of cancer survivors.

Self-care for this condition is essential. Click the books below to find out more.

Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide

Eat to starve lymphedema and lipedema by having foods that fight these conditions (and cancer) and avoiding foods that contribute to symptoms or related conditions. Learn how food choices affect both conditions and how better nutrition can improve symptoms (including pain) and delay changes associated with progression to more advanced stages. Intended for anyone with, or at risk for, lymphedema or lipedema, caregivers, lymphedema therapists, and other health care providers. Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of a 2-part podcast by Ronald Hoffman, MD and Emily Iker, MD on how nutrition can affect lymphedema dn lipedema.

Living Well With Lymphedema

This book is for people who have, or who are at risk to develop, lymphedema as well as for their healthcare professionals, caregivers, and family members. Understand the lymphatic system; learn the warning signs; understand lymphedema treatment.

Lymphedema Caregiver's Guide

Caregivers, lymphedema therapists, and care planners will all find this book useful. It has been called “a must read for professional and family caregivers.”  

Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Lymphedema

This is the only book dedicated to the coping with the emotional aspects of having lymphedema.

Voices of Lymphedema

This book is full of practical tips, uplifting stories, and real-life inspiration from people living full, happy lives despite lymphedema.