Ask the Expert with Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos: October 5 – 8

Join the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance’s Ask the Expert, on our online community support group, to learn more about how head and neck cancer treatments affect the lymphatic system.

From October 5 – 8, Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT- LANA will be answering your questions about Caring for Your Lymphatic System Following Head and Neck Cancer Treatment. This Ask the Expert session will be available through HNCA’s online support community on Inspire. Here’s the link to join.

If you are not a member, it only takes a few minutes. Become a member now so you can participate in this informative Q & A!

Dr. Wicker-Ramos, a certified lymphedema therapist and oncology physical therapist, will be available to answer questions on lymphedema, swelling due to lymph node dissection and radiation following cancer treatment. Dr. Wicker-Ramos will help address lymphedema’s signs, side effects, treatment options, and lymphatic health guidelines.

HNCA will send Dr. Wicker-Ramos questions that are submitted each day and post her responses in the comments. Please understand if she may be unable to answer all your questions due to time or topic constraints.

This content is for general informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of any organization or individual. The content should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment. Please consult your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Thank you all participants for your questions and comments! The Ask the Expert session with Dr. Wicker-Ramos has now come to an end. HNCA and Inspire hope you found this interactive format interesting and useful.

A special thank you to Dr. Wicker-Ramos for generously sharing his time and expertise during this session! New questions will not be accepted at this time. All submitted questions from the participants and answers from Dr. Wicker-Ramos can still be viewed on the HNCA online support community on Inspire.

Read the Q&A


Special thanks to our partner, Tactile Medical, for sponsoring this Ask the Expert session!



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Silence helped me speak louder than ever. Don’t let head and neck cancer steal your voice. Get screened today!Rob Paulsen
Voice Actor, Throat Cancer Survivor and 2020 OHANCAW® Spokesperson


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