Lymphedema is a damaging disease that affects the physical, emotional, and mental health of individuals. It is an unrivaled stressor because most sufferers already experienced life altering moments when they were diagnoses with breast, prostate, or other forms of cancer.  


Studies show that 1 in 3 breast cancer patients, 1 in 6 men prostate cancer patients, and 1 and 5 in melanoma patients suffer from this condition within 6 to 12 months after surgery.   


Lymphedema does not only affect cancer patients, persons born with an underdeveloped lymphatic system, and those who suffer from traumatic experiences are also vulnerable to this condition. 

Fighting Lymphedema is like seeking to conquer an invisible enemy because:

- Medicare covers just an estimated 2% of general medical expenses

- No standard guidelines for its diagnosis and assessment exist

- The disease is intermittent and unpredictable.

- Available data is insufficient to assist in reducing its morbidity

- 200,000 cases per year in the US


Ana Maria Mendieta

Physical Therapist & Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Board of Directors


Ana M. Mendieta CEO


Carlos E. Sardi


Silvia Rotemberg M.D

Special Contributors

Waltor J. Stanton III                                 Ana Martin-Lavielle

Special Partners

          Midas Touch Institute                                        Link of Hope Sistas - Patricia San Pedro


Dr. Manuel Torres-Saliche                                             Dr. Silvia Rotemberg

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