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.
Brand: Hunter House
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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 a therpist in another city. I must travel nearly two hundred miles to reach my therapist, but with her help and with the information in this book, the swelling has gone down and my arm is almost back to normal. In another couple of weeks I should not need to see the therapist any longer. Because of the detailed information in this book, and because of the therapist's instructions I know how to bandage my arm, what kind of sleeve to wear on it, exercises I should and should not do, even what kind of breathing helps my arm not swell. I don't know what I would have done if this book had not been available. I wish it had been written years ago when my swelling began. I recommend it very highly.
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.
I have been giving this book out to my clients for about 5 years - since it was recommended to me by a client. It can help people through the many options they face, the many problems, and help them in making the best decision for themselves. It also shows a lot of opportunities that people might not know about - except by chance. I keep this in the retail area of my store so clients don't even have to get online and order it themselves - sometimes they just aren't up to it! Everyone who has read this responded that it helped them a lot and gave many peace of mind that they were not alone!
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