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!Learn from patients and therapists: 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."e;An excellent resource for lymphedema patients, therapists, and other health care practitioners. It's a book that should be required reading in all schools that turn out healthcare providers."e;Kathryn McKillip Thrift, BS, CLT-LANAAbout 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).
Voices of Lymphedema
Stories, Advice, and Inspiration from Patients and Therapists