Appointments: 501-296-1200

Clinic: 501-686-8522

Lymphedema occurs when the body’s lymphatic system is unable to drain fluid from the body that causes chronic swelling which can occur because of cancer treatments like surgery and radiation therapy.

Lymphedema symptoms can develop at any time but are most commonly seen within the first five years following these treatments. Some people experience normal postoperative swelling within the first six to eight weeks following surgery.

The commons signs of lymphedema include:

• New onset of swelling in the fingers, hands, arms, chest or shoulders

• A “full” or “heavy” sensation in the affected arm

• Decreased flexibility in the affected arm

Appointments

Call 501-296-1200 to request an appointment. Or, use My Chart to schedule an appointment online.

We will talk with you about your needs and may request further information be sent to us from your other physicians.

Although UAMS does not require a physician referral, some insurance providers require a referral for specialty care. Please check with your insurance provider before requesting an appointment.

What should I bring to the appointment?

For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.

For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.

How do I request a prescription refill or contact a nurse from the clinic?

To refill a prescription, please ask your pharmacy to send an eScribe request to our clinic. If you originally filled your prescription at the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy, you can also refill your prescriptiononline.

To speak to a nurse, call the clinic at 501-686-8522.

Children at the Cancer Institute

Our patients and your children are at high risk for infection. If your child is showing signs of illness, he or she should remain in the lobby or The Gathering Place Café on the first floor with adult supervision.