New Design in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. $10 per sleeve and $5 per gauntlet are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. LLBC's mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. LBBC provides assistance to people at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Additionally, their mission includes offering specialized programs and services for the newly diagnosed, young women, those living with metastatic breast cancer, African-Americans, those diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and LGBT people affected by breast cancer. They also offer programs for caregivers and healthcare professionals to help them better meet the needs of people affected by breast cancer.
DIVA Diamond Band Option: A latex-free and silicone-free gripper applied directly to the top cuff of the sleeve. The DIVA Diamond Band helps the sleeve stay up and prevents rolling. All Lymphediva sleeves are available with or without the DIVA Diamond Band.
To get the most accurate measurements it is best to have a therapist, professional fitter or friend measure your arm for you. Relax and bend your arm slightly in the elbow. Your arm should not be completely straight, nor fully bent. With each measurement, pull the tape around your arm to the point of gentle tension.
Index Finger: Let your fingers relax, measure the circumference of the knuckle on your index finger.
Palm: Measure the top of your palm, just under your knuckles.
Wrist: On your wrist, measure over the little bone on the outside.
Forearm: Measure the fullest part of your forearm.
Bicep: Measure the fullest part halfway between your elbow and your armpit. If you have any extra skin here, gather it together as much as possible. You should hold the tape a bit tighter here so that all your skin is encircled evenly.
Length: Measure your arm length from the top of your arm to your wrist.
If you are between sizes please call us at 918-779-4380. We have professional fitters on staff to assist with your questions.
About This Brand: The story of LympheDIVAs began in Philadelphia when two young breast cancer survivors, Rachel Troxell and Robin Miller, developed lymphedema, a side effect of breast cancer treatment that can cause permanent swelling in the arms. Their physicians and lymphedema therapists recommended a compression sleeve as the most effective way of controlling the swelling. When they researched the options for the sleeve they found that the only ones available were rough textured, heavy, hot, beige, and bandage-like. Frustrated and dismayed over the lack of options they had for compression sleeves, Robin and Rachel met with Kristin Dudley, a fashion designer, to discuss their idea of creating a more elegant and comfortable compression sleeve.
In late 2007, Robin left the company. Soon after, Rachel discovered her breast cancer had returned. While she was being treated, she continued building LympheDIVAs, which brought her much joy during a difficult time in her life. Rachel died January 22, 2008, at the age of 37. Her determination and compassion to improve the lives of breast cancer survivors is very much ingrained in the spirit of LympheDIVAs. At Rachel’s request, her father Dr. Howard Levin and her mother, Judy Levin took over the responsibility of running the company which their daughter helped found. In August of 2010, Rachel’s little brother, Josh Levin, joined the company and is now running it with his parents. They all hope that LympheDIVAs’ compression apparel will continue to inspire breast cancer survivors everywhere to feel as beautiful, strong and confident as Rachel was.