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1. Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's
2. Living Well with Lymphedema
3. Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive
4. Coping with Lymphedema
5. Voices of Lymphedema: stories,
6. Lymphedema Caregiver's Guide:
7. 100 Questions & Answers About
8. Lymphedema: Diagnosis and Treatment
9. Overcoming the Emotional Challenges
10. What You Should Know About Lymphedema:
11. Lymphedema: Diagnosis and therapy
12. Medifocus Guidebook on: Lymphedema
13. A Primer on Lymphedema
14. Foeldi's Textbook of Lymphology:
16. Lymphedema
17. Circumstances Beyond Our Control:
18. Lymphedema - A Medical Dictionary,
19. Lymphedema: Webster's Timeline
20. Lymphedema: Understanding and

1. Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing
by Jeannie Burt, Gwen White
Paperback: 245 Pages (2005-09-04)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$10.75
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Asin: 089793458X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Women who undergo surgery for breast cancer may end up with lymphedema, a painful, visible swelling, usually of the arm. Coming to their aid, Lymphedema lays out the many options for preventing and treating the condition. The book provides information on reducing lymphedema through professional therapy as well as exercise and self-massage, plus helpful illustrations and additional resources. It also tells encouraging stories of women who have dealt with lymphedema successfully. With updates throughout on the latest research, products, and techniques, this new edition features expanded nutrition and exercise sections and covers naturopathy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine, as well as potential future therapies being tested. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Info on Lymphedema
If I were the magic book fairy, I would put this book in the hands of every breast cancer survivor.As a recent breast cancer surviver (my lumpectomy and sentinel node surgery was in Jan 2010, followed by radiation), I found this book offered me the most complete and detailed information I sought.In fact, I had checked this book out of the hospital cancer center library and was so impressed, I purchased a copy from Amazon.It addressed all of my questions and concerns, from symptoms through treatment(s), including a complete illustrated explanation of lymphatic self-massage.I had learned the technique from my physical therapist, and this serves as an extremely handy reference for refreshing my knowledge.Further, the book is enhanced by the personal stories of several cancer survivors' experience with their own lymphedema.

5-0 out of 5 stars How about 10 stars!!
This is by far the most informative and encouraging book I have read on this subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff
My wife and I found lots of great help in this book.Detailed enough for our academic minds.Honest enough to be helpful in a difficult time.And staightforward enough to be understandable.We showed it to our therapist who liked it enough to include it in her list of resources for others with lymphedema.We highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finding Help
I found this book very informative and comforting.It not only tells about lymphedema, about why it starts and what can be done about it, but the book has the stories of other women with lymphedema and shows what they are doing for their condition.It helped make me aware that I am not the only person to have had problems after I was treated for breast cancer.Since my therapy for lymphedema I have used this book to maintain my arm's shape. I think the book is a wonderful guide.It was a real relief for me to find this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book Helps Person in Small Town
I have had lymphedema for several years.I live outside a very small town which does not have a person who knows how to treat lymphedema.I found this book on Amazon.com and it gave me information that helped find atherpist in another city.

I must travel nearly two hundred miles to reachmy therapist, but with her help and with the information in this book, theswelling has gone down and my arm is almost back to normal.In anothercouple of weeks I should not need to see the therapist any longer.Becauseof the detailed information in this book, and because of the therapist'sinstructions I know how to bandage my arm, what kind of sleeve to wear onit, exercises I should and should not do, even what kind of breathing helpsmy arm not swell.

I don't know what I would have done if this book hadnot been available.I wish it had been written years ago when my swellingbegan.I recommend it very highly. ... Read more

2. Living Well with Lymphedema
by Ann B. Ehrlich, Alma Vinje-Harrewijn, Elizabeth J. McMahon
Paperback: 284 Pages (2005-05-05)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$19.13
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Asin: 0976480611
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Living Well with Lymphedema is a comprehensive resource for those with, or at risk of developing, lymphedema. This easy-to-read, generously illustrated, 280 page book contains the information necessary to understand what lymphedema is, what causes it, how it is treated, self-management steps to control your condition, practical suggestions for mastering the emotional challenges of living with a chronic condition, plus an illustrated guide to understanding the lymphatic system.

LymphNotes.com, a highly respected lymphedema oriented web site, provides insights into the needs and interests of individuals with, at risk for, or caring for people with lymphedema. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars Book of Gloom and Doom
When I was first diagnosed, I immediately bought this book.
After scouring through the pages, I just felt overwhelmed, depressed and really despondant.
It proved to be somewhat informative (which can also be achieved on-line), but extremely depressing as most "stories" were about the down-sides of this disease and not really concluded in any way.
Yes, LE is not curable and there ARE downsides, but my success with my treatments have led me to a very positive place in the management of my care.
I have not picked up this book since the last day that I read it other than to look at the diagrams of the lymphatic system.

2-0 out of 5 stars Better without it
It had very little new info in it--You can get as much on the websites--well written, but not worth it.

3-0 out of 5 stars It gives a point of view
Lymphedema is something that crept up on me unawares, after many tests my vascular doctor diagnosed me with primary lymphedema. I got some PT, which consisted of being pumped by a Compression Pump, once, a foot massage, and help in garment fitting. I think the most important thing is the garment, Though the mayo clinic, is saying that using Horse chestnuts is as good as wearing compression hose, which I have been doing for a good while.
Got to check into those horse chestnuts!!! It took me awhile to find a comfortable set of comp stockings, but I think that they are helpful, as also keeping your body clean, My leg measurements are down an inch since I started wearing them.
Bad things about lymphedema, weight gain, pain and itching in your legs. Gotta moisturize that skin!!!!! Eucerin Calming cream is da best. This book, I read too late, I had heard all of this before, at a website called Lymph-notes, ran by Ann, one of the authors. The book says that you should not use compression pumps for lymphedema. I can see why, my pump has moved the Lymph fluid up into my groin and abdomen.
There is no cure for Primary or secondary lymphedema. This book gives some symplistic info about Lymphedema, but I was disappointed, I had read most of it on her website.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative
I found this book very helpful.For someone that new nothing about lymphedema it was very informative and easy to read.Thanks!JMN

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Intro to lymphedema
As a certified lymphatic therapist, I was extremely impressed with this book. I highly recommend to patients first diagnosed with lymphedema, as well as to therapists. The most important step when first diagnosed is to understand what lymphedema is, how to prevent making it worse, and what will actually make it better. It is well written, professional, but easy to understand. Accurate information, excellent tips, including a chapter on insurance and how to write a letter of appeal. This is the first book I recommend to my patients. ... Read more

3. Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners (Complementary Medicine (Thieme Hardcover))
by Joachim Zuther
Hardcover: 296 Pages (2009-07-11)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$57.89
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Asin: 313139482X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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An up-to-date guide to the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema

"A well-written textbook that is clear and concise. The organization is exceptional; each chapter is color-coded for ease in locating or browsing through information, and colored shadings in the text emphasize important points. Students and patients interested in this topic will find exceptional value in reading this book. The quality and readability are excellent." --Physical Therapy

This comprehensive textbook discusses current approaches to managing primary and secondary lymphedema and related conditions, such as chronic venous insufficiency, edema, and rheumatoid arthritis. It provides thorough coverage of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lymphatic system, and explains everything you need to know about manual lymph drainage (Vodder technique), complete decongestive therapy, and other treatment modalities. The authors also provide practical tips on patient self-care, bandaging techniques, and exercises, and give valuable recommendations for administrative and business issues.

Highlights of this second edition:

- New sections on axillary web syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, and Parkes Weber syndrome

- Expanded coverage of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, lipedema, and important considerations for treatments

- Up-to-date information on the care of wounds and skin lesions

Lymphedema Management is an indispensable reference for physicians, therapists, nurses, and students who wish to gain full understanding of this complex topic and maximize treatment success. Lymphedema patients will also greatly benefit from its wealth of hands-on information and helpful illustrations.

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Customer Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars useful book
This book is a comprehensive overview of lymphedema and related diseases. It is very easy to read and comprehend even for lay people. The book explains the causes of the diseases and provides very explicit guidelines for how to manage the given disease. For instance, it has a section with pictures explaining how to perform the special lymph massage that drains the lymphatic veins of their fluid. Another useful feature of this book is that it explains the difference between conditions that are very often confused with lymphedema, even by medical doctors, such as lipedema. It also covers venous disease of the blood flow which is a common complication of for instance lipedema. I would especially recommend this book to individuals who suffer from lymphedema or related conditions in order for them to learn more about exactly what is happening in their body and what the best treatment would be.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lymphedema Management
This book is a great review of classes I have taken in Manual Lymph Drainage and a wonderful addition of information.Lymph Drainage is so important in our personal health care.

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't ask for more!
Zuther's "Lymphedema Management" certainly is the most comprehensive guide for practioners! The book covers all aspects of lymphedema management in a clear, concise and logical fashion. I would highly recommend this book to practioners and patients alike. I believe that anyone involved in the treatment of Lymphedema should have this book as a valuable reference. Zuther leaves no questions unanswered and his knowledge, experience and expertise is evident in both the content and presentation of the extensive information. 5 Stars!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you!
This book is terrific!I have primary lymphedema and have lived with this for 28 years.I would love to put this book into the hands of the many doc's that shook their head and told me that lymphedema is something I would just have to "Learn to live with".I spent many hours and years researching this condition and want to express my sincere thanks to ACOLS and the many other professionals that help people with lymphedma.This text book is easy to read and written in terms that are easy to understand.I give it 5 stars. ... Read more

4. Coping with Lymphedema
by Diane Sackett Nannery, Joan Swirsky
Paperback: 304 Pages (1998-04-01)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$0.01
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Asin: 0895298562
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A side effect of cancer surgery, radiation treatments, or traumatic accident, lymphedema causes the extreme swelling of a limb or other part of the body. This book provides comprehensive, current information on this condition and its treatment, including diet and exercise, lifestyle modifications, and finding qualified therapists.Amazon.com Review
More than 100 million people around the world suffer fromlymphedema, a painful, chronic swelling of the limbs and, sometimes,other areas of the body. At least five percent of women who undergolymph-node surgery for breast cancer treatment will experienceit. Written by a breast cancer survivor and a nurse, Coping withLymphedema fills a definite need, with facts about diagnostictests; manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive physiotherapy(CDP); medications, including antibiotics, steroids, and benzopyrones;compression garments; and experimental treatments, includingacupuncture, biofeedback, meditation, and herbal medicine.

Theauthors also debate the merits of various lymphedema therapists, fromchiropractors and physiatrists to osteopaths. There's also plenty ofinformation about natural diuretics, important nutrients, helpfulexercises for reducing pain and increasing mobility, and methods forhandling depression and self-image troubles. More than 100 resourcesand lists of phone numbers for support groups in most states furtherthe usefulness of this clearly written, comprehensive reference. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A good and thorough book dealing with a tough condition.
Coping with Lymphedema is a good and thorough book dealing with a tough condition and doesn't get much airplay in the media. The book is laid out well so you can find more quickly find the answers to your questions. I recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book
This is a good book to have, if you have or may get lymphedema. It will answer a lot of question.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coping with Lymphedema (Encyclopedia)
This book gives you a great overview of what Lymphedema is and it gives you great advice from those who have Lymphedema and how they coped with it.Some doctors do not recognize the condition at first butonce you know what you have, get this book.It will prepare you for what your options are as far as treatment and maintenance once you get it under control.It explains how you will never get rid of the condition but it is controllable.It answers so many questions that you think of after you are told that you have Lymphedema.

5-0 out of 5 stars Knowledge is thy shield, thy sword and thy comfort.
THE BOOK: 1998; 286pp; 450 resources listed (products, info, practitioners, researchers, schools, support groups); 122 glossary entries; 52 references; ~800 index entries.43 recommended books listed: Lymphedema(2), cancer(7), general medical(3), alternative medicine(15), diet and nutrition(10), self-help(3).


Primary (hereditary) Lymphedema (1-in-6000)...may involve blocked/oversized/underdeveloped lymph vessels. More common secondary Lymphedema results from disease/other trauma.

Grade1: Lymphedema often begins with pitting edema - tissues swell due to excess fluid. Small indentations form when pressing with a finger.

Grade2: Lymphedema is chronic, and elevation may no longer help. The skin no longer pits, but hardens as fibrous tissue develops. Thick, coarse skin may ulcerate, and bacteria may enter and bring on extremely painful cellulitis, a soft-tissue skin infection.

Grade3: Lymphedema may be established by repeated attacks of cellulitis as underlying tissue hardens.

DIAGNOSTIC METHODS: tape measure; magnetic resonance imaging; Doppler MRI, lymphangioscintigraphy, color flow Doppler

-other family affected
-malformation of veins
-mechanical injuries to lymphatic system
-infections impacting lymphatics
-other-leg Lymphedema
-vein surgeries
-lymph node removal
-surgery/treatments...underarm/neck/groin areas
-surgery/treatment for prostate/testicular/colorectal/bladder/pancreatic/liver/skin cancer
-internal scar tissue
-radiation therapy

Numerous books teach cancer prevention, and Mary Kerney Levenstein's Everyday Cancer Risks and How to Avoid Them aptly and broadly does this. (The name, Mary Kerney, or the ISBN, 0895295059, works well in an Amazon search.) Also, impediment to lymph flow by bras is argued as a possible causation for breast cancer in, Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras.

-get needed Lymphedema treatment
-prevent all skin penetrations/constrictions involving affected limb/area
-during radiation therapy: examine area, use ointment, avoid chlorinated pools, hot tubs/showers
-during chemotherapy: wear pink wristband on affected limb, get IV/mediport installed in unaffected area.
-during hormone therapy: low-salt, low-protein diet; avoid overheating; avoid water retention.

-Staple of medical practice in Europe 100+ years, but recent in U.S.
-Treatment goal: open secondary lymphatic vessels to drain affected limb into normally functioning tributaries.
-Manual lymph drainage, MLD: specialized, sequenced, slow-rhythm, gentle massage pressure that moves lymph fluid.
-Complete/complex decongestive physiotherapy, CDP, may be best (MLD plus scrupulous skin cleansing, plus compression bandages and garments, plus exercise). Nine advantages listed.
---Self bandaging skill necessary due to exercising and airplanes.
---If pregnant, coordinate obstetrician, vascular specialist and Lymphedema therapy expert.
---a compression garment is paramount for reducing swelling and keeping it reduced. Never wear on untreated, swollen limb
---diuretics: Some experts say detrimental. May help if edema plus Lymphedema.
-Pump, newer: peristaltic gradient compression system more closely mimics natural lymph pumping.
---avoid pump if: primary Lymphedema; blood vessel disease; severe arteriosclerosis; massive edema from congestive heart failure; deformity of limb; metastatic cancer in the limb; dermatitis; gangrene; recent skin grafts; deep venous thrombosis; cellulitis(especially).
---should not be used at home
---removes fluid, not protein,...which can become fibrotic and impede lymph flow.
---complications in 30-55% with leg Lymphedema
-Steroids: powerful drugs that can depress immune system, cause water retention and cause mental depression. Occasionally used for inflammation or for enlarged lymph nodes or for tumor obstruction of lymph flow.
-Benzopyrones, in clinical trials in Australia, France, India and China, have improved Lymphedema without compression garments. Minor side effects, but excessive dosage caused liver damage and possibly death. Many US physicians skeptical. National Lymphedema Network and others strongly advise against Benzopyrones. Not FDA approved, but available at 2000 compounding pharmacies stateside.
-Surgery, for the most part, is considered as a last resort - limited success and high risk of complications.
-Injections of a patient's own white blood cells, in one study, rapidly reduced swelling...
-Accessing improved European treatments requires special effort.
-Pain management strategies: monitoring, refitting compression garment, exercise routine, getting help with skin problems, accessing mind-body techniques, discuss with doctor and Lymphedema therapist.

The lymph node that receives dye injected around a cancerous tumor drains that tumor and is the "sentinel" and only lymph node requiring removal and examination.

Alternative medicine, with an interest in ancient healing practices, focuses on the mind-body connection and on health rather than illness. An alternative remedy may work even if the medical establishment disagrees. (So far the AMA has remained silent on Lymphedma and its treatments.) Alternative (as complementary) medicine enhances the immune system and one's feelings of well-being, both compromised in Lymphedema. Psychoneuroimmunology, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, biofeedback, herbal medicine, homeopathy and meditation are explained.

Is alternative therapy for you? Read a lot; learn practitioner's qualifications; speak with experienced others; monitor progress; report problems; trust your instincts - replace therapist if necessary. For almost all serious cases, using both medical and alternative treatments, along with comprehensive Lymphedema treatment, symptoms lessened, unwanted body fluid decreased, infections decreased, and a relatively normal life returned.

-Choosing Practitioners: Four pages of specific questions for the doctor and Lymphedema therapist
-Choosing Treatment Facility: A good facility is described.

Nine strategies, including using attorney, elected state representatives and state insurance committee.

Instructions regarding:survival kit; activity safety; personal care; wardrobe; writing a journal; traveling; aggressive treatment; diet types/helps/caveats; effects of smoking, caffeine and alcohol; recommended exercise types/amounts; specialized exercises;

-basically an unknown illness - must repeatedly explain.
-family: explain your needs and limitations, and maintain self-compassion; explain to children.
-sexuality: coping skills
-friends: be open, accept help.
-job: illegal to be fired because of ill health - use your union
-job: employer must make reasonable accommodation... ADA

getting blind-sided, too busy for depression, the mind & the immune system, reactive/clinical depression, anger, fear, self-blame, self-consciousnessEven for the most frightening conditions, people often show amazing resilience if they know what is happening, what is entailed, and how to help themselves.

1. These 1000 words cannot replace the authors' 100,000 words - do read the book.
2. The 2005 Living Well With Lymphedema by Ehrlich et al is also excellent - neither can replace the other.

Thanks for reading

Bill Norwood

4-0 out of 5 stars The best of a mighty thin field...
First, anyone who is looking for books on lymphedema will find out fast that books on lymphedema are kind of like treatments for the the disorder: mighty few and far between.Of all the available books, this one is the best of a thin, thin crop.There are chapters on the origins of lymphedema, symptoms, the (few) treatments, diet and exercise, coping and other life issues.And while they are very informative, as other reviewers have pointed out, the authors do focus heavily on upper limb lymphedema.Readers with lower limb lymphedema get tossed a bone of info targeted to their needs every now and then, but the primary emphasis of this book is on lymphedema as the result of breast cancer treatment. Still, readers with lower limb lymphedema can take most of the info in this book and apply it to their own situation.This book is better than nothing, which is pretty much what will be available should this book go out of print.It's a pity that a disorder that affects so many people is virtually ignored by the medical and publishing communities. ... Read more

5. Voices of Lymphedema: stories, advice, and inspiration from patients and therapists
Paperback: 256 Pages (2007-09-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$15.94
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Asin: 0976480654
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Chronic swelling due to lymphatic fluid, or lymphedema, affects 3-5 million Americans including 20-40% of cancer survivors. Lymphedema is so little known-even among doctors-that it has been called the 'silent epidemic' but there is effective treatment that can break the cycle of recurring infections and even reverse lymphedema related disability!Patients, therapists, and doctors share:. Inspiring personal stories.. Advice on getting a diagnosis and finding treatment.. Solutions to common problems and practical tips on self-care.. Activities they enjoy and travel tips.. Support groups and outreach to the medical community.. Issues in treatment coverage and reimbursement.About the Editors: Ann Ehrlich and Elizabeth McMahon are coauthors of Living Well With Lymphedema (Lymph Notes 2005). Ann is a professional medical writer and breast cancer survivor with secondary lymphedema. Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist and author of Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Lymphedema (Lymph Notes 2005). ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Right Book For Me

I had to review this book because so many other reviews have helped me in the past. I always read all the reviews of whatever I am thinking of ordering from Amazon.

VOICES OF LYMPHEDEMA is the book I needed. There seems to be so much bad information out there even from our doctors......This was a breath of fresh air even if it is about a serious condition.

I needed to hear from those with Lymphedema. This book was truly helpful and easy to read. It gets to the point from people who have been where I find myself now after a Bi-lateral mastectomy.

Thank you to the authors and all who contributed and all who contributed their reviews before me. Also, thank you Amazon for this opportunity.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Info on Lymphedema
As a certified lymphatic therapist, I thought this book gave a detailed explanation of lymphedema, best practice, and how to live a healthy life while managing lymphedema. The format is notes, letters, and even poetry written by patients sharing their personal story, as well as therapists, and doctors. Very informative, excellent tips, easy reading. This is not a textbook. Lots of good websites, as well as information on insurance and appealing a denial. It has a lot of typos, which should have been edited before publication. However,I definitely learned a lot of great tips from this book- I have more than 10 pages folded, as I know I will return to this book as a reference! I recommend this book to all my patients, and to anyone diagnosed with lymphedema looking for accurate information and to be able to feel a connection with others who have been through the same thing and are successfully living and managing their lymphedema.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative
"Voices of Lymphedema" is a wonderful resource for lymphedema patients and their caregivers.Full of information and narratives from patients and therapists, the book is a joy to read.As a lymphedema patient myself, I recommend this book highly.Jan

5-0 out of 5 stars Voices of Lymphedema
This book is a must have for anyone with Lymphedema.It is a book you keep picking up over and over again.The stories are so close to home, showing us we are not alone in this world of LE.It also has symptoms of infections that really helped me.Families of LE patients need to read this book, it provides a better understanding of what LE sufferers go through. This book is full of stories, ideas and suggestions. ... Read more

6. Lymphedema Caregiver's Guide: arranging and providing home care
by Mary Kathleen Kearse, Elizabeth Jane McMahon, Ann B. Ehrlich
Paperback: 472 Pages (2009-02-27)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$22.63
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Asin: 0976480670
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Lymphedema Caregiver's Guide is the first book to provide detailed instructions for caregivers on all aspects of lymphedema (lymphoedema) home care including physical care (skin care, simple lymph drainage, compression, exercise, etc.), communications skills and emotional support, and activities of daily living. Caregivers will also learn ways to protect themselves from injury and burnout.

Caregiver's Guide outlines a systematic approach to determining the patient's care needs, arranging care, and coordinating multiple caregivers.

Trained lymphedema caregivers are in short supply now and we face a `care gap' in the near future as the number of people needing care increases while the pool of potential family caregivers shrinks. This book is an important first step in the process of providing trained caregivers.

This book will help:
* People with lymphedema and their families and friends understand what care is required, locate caregivers and other resources, and navigate the reimbursement maze. This book also covers coordinating multiple caregivers, preparing the home for care, and many other practical topics.
* Caregivers understand lymphedema, their role in lymphedema care, specific skills for providing physical care and emotional support, and how to manage equipment and supplies for home care. They will also learn ways to protect themselves from physical injury and emotional burnout as caregivers.
* Lymphedema therapists work more effectively with their patients and the patient's caregivers.
* Home care planners and administrators understand lymphedema and the special requirements of lymphedema home care.

Features of book:
* Practical advice from an experienced therapist and teacher on all aspects of lymphedema home care.
* Tools for motivating change, communicating effectively and understanding the emotional aspects of the care relationship and suggestions for preventing caregiver injury and burnout.
* Straightforward explanations and detailed instructions illustrated by anatomical art and over 150 photos.
* Forms and procedures for care planning and record keeping.

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Customer Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Answers for everyday problems.
Excellent & very broad range of information for those with lymphedema & their caregivers. A great resource for whatever questions may arise.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lymphedema Caregiver's Guide
This is a very informative book and easy to understand.Thanks to the authors for a great job.
Liliya V. Jones, MD, PT, CLT

2-0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Lymphedema Source Book
I gave this book 5 STARS, but the site incorrectly registered 2 stars.The Lymphedema Caregiver's Guide is THE source book on understanding and treating this chronic disease. This latest edition is full of invaluable information and a must-read/must-have for health-care practitioners, patients, and caregivers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lymphedema Caregiver's Guide
This comprehensive and well organized guide provides a good source of information for lymphedema caregivers and patients alike.
I will recommend this resource to my patients. ... Read more

7. 100 Questions & Answers About Lymphedema
by Saskia R.J. Thiadens, Paula J. Stewart, Nicole L. Stout
Paperback: 178 Pages
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Asin: 0763749893
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars questions & answers about lymphedema
This was recommended to my by my physical therapist.It is a wonderful resource book and certainly answers any questions you might have.

5-0 out of 5 stars a little known disease explained by this book
after reading this book, i know more about the disease. it appears that the book primarily focuses on the disease as a byproduct of cancer/cancer therapy, with a multitude of cancer support organizations. i would have liked it to explain in greater detail the other ways of getting this disease; i.e. inheriting or trauma to the limb!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Patient's Essential Handbook
What every lymphedema patient needs to know.Doctors neglect to tell patients the information you will find in this book. Every patient and every doctor needs to read this book as doctors do not seem to be informed about lymphedema in general.This book will answer every question you have and many you wouldn't think to ask.
Extremely informative! ... Read more

8. Lymphedema: Diagnosis and Treatment
by B.B. Lee, Simon J. Simonian, Benoit Blondeau
Hardcover: 78 Pages (2007-11-30)
list price: US$159.00 -- used & new: US$122.82
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Asin: 1846285488
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9. Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Lymphedema
by Elizabeth McMahon
Paperback: 476 Pages (2005-12-12)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$21.66
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Asin: 0976480638
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book will help you:* Understand the emotional challenges of lymphedema * Overcome these challenges and avoid common pitfalls * Recognize problems and know where to go for help * Communicate effectively with family, friends, coworkers, and healthcare professionals * Set and prioritize your goals * Identify where you are in the process of changing * Choose specific actions for reaching your goals * Monitor your progress and maintain your gains * Learn the ten signs of good coping and six warning signs of ineffective copingThis comprehensive guide includes sections for people with lymphedema, friends and family, parents of children with lymphedema, healthcare professionals, and psychotherapists.Dr. McMahon is a clinical psychologist with Kaiser Permanente, coauthor of Living Well With Lymphedema, and on the editorial board of LymphNotes.com. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Useful, practical, easy to understand
This is a useful book that provides a lot of information not found on the internet. The advice is very practical, the information accurate and helpful, and the book is easy to read and understand. The author is very honest and neutral about the effects and trials of lympedema. I must note that a patient should see a certified physical therapist for treatment, relying on the book alone is a bad idea. The training and reduction a therapist offers is invaluable. However, the book is a good supplement, allows for refreshing the memory, and is a good reference. It's also useful for close family members, like my husband, so they can understand what is wrong and the regimens required to treat lymphedema. The writing is easily accessible, even a little simplistic. Sometimes the optimism of the author was slightly annoying. That said, the optimism might help someone who is, understandably, feeling depressed or scared about their condition. I will be keeping the book on my shelf for periodic refreshers and I highly recommend it to people with lymphedema or their close family members. I think therapists should keep a stock of these on hand, so patients can simply buy them right then and there, at the first appointment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Reading for Those Who Deal with Lymphedema
Unique in its focus on the emotional aspects of lymphedema, this book was a lifesaver for me as a patient, since lymphedema can be an isolating disorder with minimal social support.This comprehensive guide is replete with worksheets and suggested coping mechanisms and resources...a must for patients, caregivers, and health professionals.My own journey through two bouts of breast cancer and lymphedema is chronicled in Mourning Has Broken.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent resource
This book has everything, for the person who is just curious about lymphedema to the individual who want answers. With her intrinsically motivational style, Dr McMahon uses helpful checklists, graphs, and exercises in this engaging workbook. It is especially helpful for those people who are depressed or anxious.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone with lymphedema
I read this book and highly recommend it to anyone with lymphedema. It is supportive, thorough, and
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10. What You Should Know About Lymphedema: An easy to follow guide for patients, therapists and doctors alike for ninety nine cents.
by Kat Lieu
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-06-07)
list price: US$0.99
Asin: B003QHZ1TO
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What You Should Know about lymphedema, especially if you are a breast cancer survivor.

"Lymphedema (lim-pha-deema ) is a chronic disease with no true cure at this time. According to www.lymphnotes.com, around seven million people out of the three hundred plus million in the United States have lymphedema (2010 census). And yet so many doctors and patients are clueless about lymphedema. Case and point: In the course of a month earlier this year, I’ve seen two female patients who have developed lymphedema after they boarded an airplane without wearing compression sleeves. Both patients had breast cancer, cancer treatments, and had axillary lymph nodes removed (lymph nodes in the armpits). If their doctors had told them to wear arm compression sleeves on the same side where the axillary lymph nodes were taken out, the patients would not have developed lymphedema in their arms. Planes have low cabin pressure and with less pressure pushing on our skin, edema develops, specifically lymphedema in people at high risk for developing lymphedema."

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11. Lymphedema: Diagnosis and therapy
 Paperback: 322 Pages (1997)

Isbn: 3929493144
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12. Medifocus Guidebook on: Lymphedema
by Medifocus.com Inc.
Paperback: 166 Pages (2010-07-28)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$24.95
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Asin: 1453750827
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The MediFocus Guidebook on Lymphedema is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of information available. You will get answers to your questions, including risk factors of Lymphedema, standard and alternative treatment options, leading doctors, hospitals and medical centers that specialize in Lymphedema, results of the latest clinical trials, support groups and additional resources, and promising new treatments on the horizon. This one of a kind Guidebook offers answers to your critical health questions including the latest treatments, clinical trials, and expert research; high quality, professional level information you can trust and understand culled from the latest peer-reviewed journals; and a unique resource to find leading experts, institutions, and support organizations including contact information and hyperlinks. This Guidebook was updated on July 28, 2010. ... Read more

13. A Primer on Lymphedema
by Deborah G. Kelly
Paperback: 165 Pages (2001-10-09)
list price: US$32.00
Isbn: 0130224103
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington. Resource for the novice and experienced clinician. Covers relevant information encompassing all healthcare fields. Discusses the roles of the lymphatic system and the management of the symptoms of the abnormal lymphatic system, and clinical decision-making skills. Includes case studies, graphs, quotes, and more. Softcover. DNLM: Lymphedema--therapy. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars very helpful
we knew almost nothing about lymphedema when my husband was diagnosed.
This was very helpful in understanding the cause, treatments and lifetime effects of the disease. ... Read more

14. Foeldi's Textbook of Lymphology: For Physicians and Lymphedema Therapists
by Michael Foeldi MD
Hardcover: 736 Pages (2007-01-31)
list price: US$214.00 -- used & new: US$171.20
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Asin: 0723434468
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Compiled by an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of lymphology with contributions from leading experts, this textbook explores all aspects of lymphological science, including the causes, diagnoses, prognoses, and treatments for primary and secondary Lymphedema. Comprehensive discussions address all the essential topics relevant to lymphology, such as anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Therapists will benefit from practical information on clinical findings as well as instructions for performing manual lymph drainage.

  • Provides a detailed presentation of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system.
  • Explores the causes, diagnoses, therapies and prognoses of all lymphological conditions from a physician's perspective.
  • Includes a well-founded and practical discussion on the techniques, effects and implementation of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
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5-0 out of 5 stars THE Best
The Best book in terms of details on the subject of lymphology.Suitable for academic teaching and for practitioners who seek more in-depth understanding ... Read more

by Freda Whalen-Plues
Paperback: 138 Pages (2010-10-12)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$16.95
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Asin: 1453590889
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16. Lymphedema
 Unknown Binding: 192 Pages (1977)

Isbn: 3135449017
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17. Circumstances Beyond Our Control: A True Story About an Ordinary Woman Who Is Living with Cancer and Lymphedema
by Pamela I Jones
 Hardcover: 150 Pages (2004-09-01)

Isbn: 0954813405
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18. Lymphedema - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
by ICON Health Publications
Paperback: 216 Pages (2004-01-23)
list price: US$28.95 -- used & new: US$22.99
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Asin: 0597840210
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In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading."Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so. ... Read more

19. Lymphedema: Webster's Timeline History, 1885 - 2007
by Icon Group International
Paperback: 84 Pages (2009-02-23)
list price: US$28.95 -- used & new: US$28.95
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Asin: B0027DNWUS
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Webster's bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on "Lymphedema," including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have Lymphedema in their name). As such, this book represents the largest compilation of timeline events associated with Lymphedema when it is used in proper noun form. Webster's timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This "data dump" results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name Lymphedema, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under "fair use" conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. ... Read more

20. Lymphedema: Understanding and Managing Lymphedema After Cancer Treatment
by American Cancer Society
Paperback: 224 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$11.99
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Asin: 0944235565
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To shed light on this often-misunderstood and overlooked condition, the experts at the American Cancer Society have created an up-to-date, comprehensive guide to every aspect of lymphedema, a buildup of fluid that results in swelling of the arm or leg and other potential complications. This practical handbook covers topics including, current recommendations about day-to-day precautions, diagnosis, and treatment; early symptoms and self-monitoring that can be essential to early diagnosis; methods of coping with emotional stresses and physical challenges; and practical issues related to work, insurance, and finding and paying for treatment.
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