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From the Author
Gwen White, P.T., has been a practicing physical therapist for 30 years, and specializes in the treatment of women with lymphedema. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Jeannie Burt, a former lymphedema sufferer, has led an exercise program for women with the condition. A human resources consultant, she is the author of several previously published works of nonfiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
If you have had cancer treatment, you may be at risk for lymphedema, a buildup of fluid that results in swelling of the arm or leg and other potential complications. Created with the guidance of experts in nursing, oncology, research, and lymphedema care, this up-to-date, practical handbook helps you and your caregiver understand and manage every aspect of lymphedema. Topics include:.
Lymphedema: Understanding and Managing Lymphedema After Cancer Treatment: offers the information and support you need to cope. You will benefit from this solid and sympathetic discussion of an often-misunderstood and. overlooked condition."Lymphedema can be managed if you understand your risks, take proper precautions, and receive treatment from knowledgeable and qualified professionals. This outstanding resource from the experts at the American Cancer Society can help you do just that."
--From the Foreword by Sam Donaldson, ABC News Correspondent, treated for lymphedema of the leg
Voices of Lymphedema is an exciting book written by patients, therapists, and others who know lymphedema best. As one of the enthusiastic reviewers described it, "This is a must read!" For more information and reviews (including those from the National Lymphedema Network (NLN), plus ordering information click here.
Living Well with Lymphedema by A. Ehrlich, A. Vinjé-Harrewijn PT, CLT-LANA, and E. McMahon PhD. “The most comprehensive lymphedema book on the market. Wonderful for patients and those at risk. So many sources tell lymphedema patients what they can’t do. This book encourages us in what we can do!" Tracy Novak
Lymphedema Caregiver’s Guide Arranging and Providing Home Care, by M.K. Kearse, PT, CLT-LANA; E. McMahon, PhD; A. Ehrlich, MA
This book is addressed to both professionals and family members who assist with the care of patients with lymphedema. Sections address such aspects as understanding lymphedema, learning the entire range of care skills, arranging for care, managing supplies and equipment, and avoiding burn-out. Included are detailed illustrations of the lymph system, several pages of resource lists, and copies of forms for planning and organizing all aspects of lymphedema care. At around 450 pages this is a ponderous amount of reading material, but its careful organization allows for quick, efficient reference.
After Breast Cancer, Essential Healing Exercises for Body and Mind
Here's a new workbook developed by two experienced Occupational and Hand Therapists to help you learn to write with your non-dominant hand. Handwriting for Heroes: Learn to Write with Your Non-dominant Hand in Six Weeks is an encouraging but no-nonsense program for those who are serious about switching dominant sides, whether because of a wrapped arm or RIBP. Daily and weekly practice assignments, tips for assuring success, and plenty of encouraging words are offered in a framework of adult interests and sensibilities – no more first-grade writing tablets and kid-level practice sentences! The workbook is well-organized, clear, and comprehensive. The authors even invite the user to visit their website to ask questions or report on their progress. It should have been spiral bound for ease in laying it flat, but we tried bending the workbook's spine and that does keep it from becoming a frustration.
100 Questions & Answers about Lymphedema, by Nicole L.Stout, MPT,CLT-LANA, Paula J. Stewart MD,CLT-LANA, and Saskia R.J. Thiadens, RN
100 Questions and Answers About Lymphedema provides clear, straightforward answers to your questions about lymphedema. Whether it is your or a loved suffering from this challenging condition, this book offers help! Written by three experts in the field, with insider tips from actual patients, this practical, easy-to-read guide shows you and your family how to cope with symptoms, where to get the best treatment, and much more.This book is an indispensable quick reference for anyone facing lymphedema.
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