Lymphedema A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing

ISBN-10: 089793458X

ISBN-13: 9780897934589

Edition: 2nd 2005

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Gwen White has written and illustrated several books on art techniques and collectable toys.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Jeannie Burt's Story
Gwen White's Story
About the Consultants for This Book
Lymphedema: What It Is and How to Prevent It
The Basics about Lymphedema
What Is Lymphedema?
Causes and Types of Lymphedema
Breast Cancer Surgery and the Lymph Nodes
Radiotherapy
Reconstruction after Mastectomy
Iincidence of Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment
Obesity and Lymphedema
Lymphedema in Men
Signs and Symptoms of Lymphedema
What to Watch For
Diagnosing Lymphedema
Take Lymphedema Seriously
The Lymphatic System
Lymphatic Vessels
Lymph Nodes
Watersheds
Jean's Story: A Physical Therapist Assistant Deals with Lymphedema
Preventing Lymphedema
Helpful Hints
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Treating Lymphedema
An Introduction to Treatment Methods
A Brief History of Treatment
General Principles of Treatment
Abdominal Breathing
How to Breathe Abdominally
Some Tips
Lymphatic Massage
The Principles of Lymphatic Massage
When Should You Not Have a Massage?
Preparations for Treatment
Self-Massage Techniques
Back Massage by a Partner
Emma's Story: Persistence Pays Off
Massage for Scarring, Cording, and Myofascial Release
Scar Massage
Cording (Axillary Web Syndrome)
Myofascial Release
Massage after Radiotherapy
Linda's Story: Massaging Scars and Dealing with Lymphedema of the Torso
Compression: Bandages and Garments
Compression Bandaging
Compression Garments
Specialty Garments
Kinesio Taping and Pumps
Kinesio Taping
Vasopneumatic Pumps
Nancy's Story: A Nurse Uses Compression to Treat Her Lymphedema
Carolyn's Story: Using a Vasopneumatic Pump
Exercising with Lymphedema
Overall Benefits of Exercise
Special Exercises for Lymphedema Treatment
Goals of Exercise as a Part of Lymphedema Treatment
Guidelines for Exercising with Lymphedema
When You Should Not Exercise
Lymph-Drainage Exercises
Stretching and Flexibility Exercises
Strengthening and Toning Exercises
Aerobic Exercises
Other Exercises
Anita's Story: A Committed Focus Yields Results
Seeking Treatment
Questions to Ask when Considering a Treatment Program
Insurance
Legislative Issues
Beyond Conventional Treatments
Lymphedema and Emotions
Therapists' Perspectives
Help for Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Ruth's Story: A Counselor Treats Herself and Others
The Powers of Mind and Spirit
The Power of the Mind to Heal
The Effects of Stress
The Benefits of Relaxation
Meditation and Visualization
Feather's Story: A Creative Approach to Healing
Complementary Therapies and Emerging Technologies
Naturopathy and Acupuncture
Emerging Technologies
Nutritional Supplements
Conclusion
Note from Gwen
Note from Jeannie
Endnotes
Glossary
Selected Bibliography & Recommended Reading
Resources
Index
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