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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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Debunking Lymphedema Risk Reduction Behaviors: Not So Fast

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I would like to thank Dr. Judith Nudelman for writing this article on the importance of practicing appropriate risk reduction for individuals affected by, or at risk of developing lymphedema.

Dr. Nudelman is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Clinical at Alpert Medical School, Brown University. She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist . . . → Read More: Debunking Lymphedema Risk Reduction Behaviors: Not So Fast

The Benefits of Education Plus Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

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I am very grateful to Carol Doeringer, lymphedema patient and advocate, who submitted yet another insightful contribution on the subject of breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). The material is excerpted from a self-study course Carol has developed with the support of friends and experts in the lymphedema and nursing communities. The course is called Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: . . . → Read More: The Benefits of Education Plus Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

New Publication on Lymphedema

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It is with great pleasure to announce that the third edition of the textbook “Lymphedema Management” is now published and available.

 

 

The first two editions authored by Joachim Zuther have enjoyed wide distribution, aiding thousands of practitioners and patients worldwide, and this new edition represents an exciting step forward for . . . → Read More: New Publication on Lymphedema

Secondary Lymphedema

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Secondary lymphedema results from an identifiable damage leading to disruption or obstruction of normally-functioning lymph vessels and/or lymph nodes and may present in the extremities, trunk, abdomen, head and neck and external genitalia.

Worldwide, the most widespread cause of secondary lymphedema is an infection with a thread-like worm named wucheria bancrofti, which leads . . . → Read More: Secondary Lymphedema

The Science behind Manual Lymph Drainage in the Treatment of Lymphedema

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Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual treatment technique based on four basic strokes, which were initially developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Emil Vodder, a PhD from Denmark. These basic strokes known as the “stationary circle”, “pump”, rotary” and “scoop” techniques are designed to manipulate lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels with . . . → Read More: The Science behind Manual Lymph Drainage in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Great News for Breast Cancer Patients

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A new study conducted by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, which was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, may significantly change current procedures on removal of axillary lymph nodes.

The study suggests that for about 20 percent of women affected by breast cancer, who meet certain criteria, . . . → Read More: Great News for Breast Cancer Patients