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Welcome to the online information resource and support group for those with lymphedema and for the family, friends, and therapists who care for them.
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HELPFUL BOOKS FROM LYMPH NOTES
Living Well with Lymphedema by A. Ehrlich, MA, A. Harrewijn PT, CLT-LANA, and E. McMahon PhD. “The most comprehensive lymphedema book on the market. It is wonderful for patients and for those at risk. So many sources tell lymphedema patients what they can not do. This book encourages us in what we can do!" For ordering information click here. Buy Now
Lymphedema Caregiverís Guide is the first book specifically for family, friends, and professionals who provide, or arrange for, lymphedema home care. Written by Mary Kathleen Kearse, PT, CLT-LANA (an experienced and highly qualified lymphedema therapist), Elizabeth McMahon, PhD (a clinical psychologist), and Ann Ehrlich, (a professional medical writer). "This book covers all aspects of lymphedema home care including emotional support." For more information about the book, click on Lymphedema Caregiverís Guide. For ordering information click here. Buy now from Amazon.com.
Voices of Lymphedema is an exciting book written by patients, therapists, and others who know lymphedema best. As described by one of the many enthusiastic reviewers, "This is a must read book!" For more information and reviews (including those from the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) click here.
Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Lymphedema by Elizabeth McMahon PhD is an "Empowering and practical book, with exercises that the reader can jump right into and know they are taking steps to help themselves. I love the emphasis throughout the book that the patient is in control."
THE LYMPH NOTES SCHOLARSHIP
The National Lymphedema Network is proud to announce the establishment of the Lymph Notes Scholarship.
In the United States, access to treatment is still a critical factor for many lymphedema patients. Outside of major metropolitan areas, finding qualified treatment continues to be a major obstacle to care.
To help address the need for increases access to care, this annual scholarship, generously provided in honor of the Lymph Notes website, will cover up to $1,000 tuition for a healthcare professional to obtain specialty lymphedema training and certification.
Applicants are invited to submit an application online at:
The deadline for applications is July 15, 2013.
Questions regarding this scholarship program should be directed to the NLN office at 415-908-3681 or email@example.com.
For resources to help you understand the need to protect yourself from the hazards of having lymphedema, consult the Lymph Notes Table of Contents to find articles explaining some of these dangers.
VIDEOS AS TEACHING TOOLS
The use of videos, such as those from Michigan State University (MSU) Rehabilitation Medicine, are excellent teaching tools. Since the links to these videos are difficult to copy, a good way to begin exploring is by going to the U TUBE search bar. Here type in the name of topic you are searching for, such as "Lymphedema, arm bandaging" and click on it. (You may even find some in Spanish.)
NOT ALL ONLINE VIDEOS ARE RELIABLE.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY BREAST CANCER REGISTRY
In response to the fact that more and more, women are surviving breast cancer, Dr. Stanley Rockson of Stanford University, has established a registry to track the side effects of this treatment, such as lymphedema.
This is your opportunity to take part in this important research project without even leaving home. I’m enrolled and have found the very pleasant staff to be helpful throughout the enrollment process and the periodic information updates.
Patients interested in enrolling can log into the Stanford National Breast Cancer Lymphedema Registry website at http://breastcancer-lymphedema.stanford.edu
For more information, patients can telephone (650)723-1396, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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