Medical Referrals

Worldwide, medical professionals including oncologists, lymphedema therapists, and breast surgeons refer breast cancer patients to local dragon boat paddling teams for beneficial exercise that may aid in recovery after surgery and treatment, and reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.

We welcome and encourage breast cancer medical professionals in the Metropolitan Washington DC region to inform their patients about GoPink!DC.  Email to request referral pads.

Lymphedema refers to the swelling that occurs most often in your arms or legs. The swelling occurs when a blockage in your lymphatic system prevents the lymph fluids in your arm or leg from draining adequately.  As the fluid accumulates, the swelling continues.  No cure for lymphedema exists but lymphedema can be controlled.  Controlling lymphedema involves diligent care of your affected limb. more