Marcia Beck is a Clinical Nurse Specialist certified in Medical Surgical Nursing, and a Certified
Lymphedema Therapist (CLT-LANA®). Currently, she is Women’s Breast Center Coordinator at
Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, MO.
Marcia received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
in 1977, and a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Missouri Columbia in 1997.
Trained in Lymphedema Therapy by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in Florida in 1996,
Marcia started one of the first nurse managed Lymphedema Clinics in Missouri at in Kirksville,
MO later that year.
Since 1996, Mrs. Beck has presented in-services on Breast Cancer and Lymphedema
management at various hospitals and community groups. Marcia is an active member of the
National Lymphedema Network’s Medical Advisory Committee, and editorial committee of the
NLN Lymphlink, the Steering Committee for the American Lymphedema Framework Project, and
the Oncology Nurses Society, participating in the Special Interest Group for Lymphedema, where
she recently was voted as Chair-elect. A seventeen year breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Beck is an
active volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery Program.