Living Well With Lymphedema

Living Well With Lymphedema

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by Ann B Ehrlich, Elizabeth J. McMahon, Alma Vinji-Harrewijn
     
 

Lymphedema is swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the skin. Lymphedema can be caused by burns, injury, surgery, radiation therapy, obesity, or circulatory problems. Many breast- and prostate-cancer survivors have, or risk developing, lymphedema. There is also an inherited form. If not treated, lymphedema can be painful and lead to… See more details below

Overview

Lymphedema is swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the skin. Lymphedema can be caused by burns, injury, surgery, radiation therapy, obesity, or circulatory problems. Many breast- and prostate-cancer survivors have, or risk developing, lymphedema. There is also an inherited form. If not treated, lymphedema can be painful and lead to life-threatening infections.

This book will help you live well with lymphedema through treatment, self-management, and helpful tips for daily living. It will also help you understand how the lymphatic system works, how lymphedema is diagnosed, how to cope with the emotional challenges of lymphedema, how to find treatment, and deal with insurance issues.

Living Well is for those with, or at risk for, lymphedema as well as healthcare professionals, caregivers, and friends and family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976480600
Publisher:
Lymph Notes
Publication date:
05/05/2005
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,455,381
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

What People are saying about this

Dixie Lee Spiegel
"After two years of treatment with an outstanding therapist, I know a lot about my condition and my role in managing it. But I learned something new on every page of this book. It will be a wonderful reference for me as a periodic check of my self-management."
Ph.D.
Doris Laing
"This book is a resource I can enthusiastically recommend to my patients. The content is up-to-date, comprehensive, and well illustrated. It reinforces what I teach my patients and answers the questions they forget to ask."
CLT-LANA
John Giusto
"This book is very well organized and thought out, providing enough detail, explanation, and practical insight to enable someone with lymphedema to live safely and well. I definitely recommend it to anyone with, or at risk for, lymphedema."
Deborah G. Kelly
"This book is upbeat and positive while dealing with a condition that can be overwhelming."
PT, MSEd, CLT-LANA, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky and author of a textbook for lymphedema therapists

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