Garment Care Explained

On a regular basis we get a lot of questions about our garment care instructions. To explain how to care for the garments, first we must explain the composition of the garments. Our garments are made up of interwoven Lycra (spandex/elastane) and nylon fibers; the tension of the Lycra at which these garments are knit, along with the size, determines the compression of the garment. Caring for these...

Debunking Lymphedema Risk-Reduction Behaviors: Risky Conclusions

A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Ferguson et al.1 is being summarized, both in the NEJM Journal Watch and in the associated JCO editorial by Ahn and Port,2 as demonstrating and proving that iatrogenic trauma to the at-risk arm and flying without compression garments do not cause breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL), and clinical practice should be changed to reflect these...

Style Options for Upper Extremity Lymphedema

As a woman, shopping for clothing can sometimes be a daunting task. You find a dress, or a shirt that you like, you’re optimistic so you try it on but the fit is all sorts of wrong, so it’s back to sifting through the racks at the store or scrolling through page after page online, until you feel like giving up all together. Sound familiar? Let’s be honest, shopping is stressful! And that stress ca...