NLN position papers

The National Lymphedema Network has produced position papers with the collaboration of our Medical Advisory Committee to offer standardized frameworks for clinical education and practice. They are published below and are available as resources to the community. We have plans to update them one at a time with the first one being Risk Reduction. Until then, we hope the information continues to offer valuable guidance.


Healthy Habits & lymphedema


Risk Reduction


Air Travel



Diagnosis & treatment of lymphedema

This position paper has be retracted and we are currently in the process of drafting the new position statement.

Screening & Early Detection of Breast-Cancer-Related Lymphedema


Screening & Measurement for Early Detection of Breast-Cancer-Related Lymphedema


Training of lymphedema therapists