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100 Questions & Answers About Lymphedema

Author(s): Saskia R.J. Thiadens, RN, National Lymphedema Network, Oakland, California
Paula J. Stewart, MD, Medical Director, Div. of Lymphedema Services, Lakeshore HealthSouth, Birmingham, Alabama
Nicole L. Stout MPT, MPT, Physical Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist, National Naval Medical Center Breast Care Center, Bethesda, Maryland
  • ISBN-13: 9780763749897
  • ISBN-10:0763749893
  • Paperback    182 pages      © 2010
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100 Questions & Answers About Lymphedema provides clear, straightforward answers to your questions about lymphedema.  Whether it is you or a loved one suffering from this challenging condition, this book offers help.  Written by three experts in the field, with insider tips from actual patients, this practical, easy-to-read guide shows you and your family how to cope with symptoms, where to get the best treatment, what medications are available for your condition, and much more.  An indispensible quick reference for anyone facing lymphedema.


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  • Concise, easy-to-read paperback book
  • Provides both the patient and health professional’s perspective on the non-professional caregiver caring for a cancer patient

  • Written by an authoritative author team

  • Practical answers to your questions about treatment options, quality of life, caregiving, sources of support, and much more

  • Covers risks factors, management, psychosocial issues, and genetics of lymphedema

Part  1  The Basics
Part  2  Risk Factors for Lymphedema
Part  3  Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis
Part  4  Treatment of Lymphedema
Part  5  Lifelong Commitment to Managing Lymphedema
Part  6  Psychosocial Issues
Part  7  Genetics and Lymphedema
Part  8  Legislative and Reimbursement Issues

Saskia R.J. Thiadens, RN-National Lymphedema Network, Oakland, California

Saskia R.J. Thiadens, RN, is the executive director and founder of the National Lymphedema Network(NLN) (founded in 1988). She is the managing-editor of Lymphlink, the official NLN quarterly newsletter, and actively serves on the NLN Medical Advisory and Research committees. She has been the co-program director of 8 successful NLN bi-annual international conferences for professionals and is the founder and coordinator of the Oncology Nursing Society "Lymphedema Management SIG".She  is a member of the steering committee for the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) a new organization which is developing a Best Practice Document for lymphedema. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and continues as an avid patient/nurse advocate.

Paula J. Stewart, MD-Medical Director, Div. of Lymphedema Services, Lakeshore HealthSouth, Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Stewart received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Stanford University.   She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School, and did her residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic. She was a staff physician at Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, where she served as Director of Research, Director of Cancer Rehabilitation Services, and Director of the Lymphedema Clinic.  She is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and is board certified in the subspecialty of Spinal Cord Medicine. She now serves as Medical Director of Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital.

Nicole L. Stout MPT, MPT-Physical Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist, National Naval Medical Center Breast Care Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Nicole L. Stout MPT, CLT-LANA, physical therapist, clinical researcher and CLT-LANA lymphedema specialist.  She received a Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham College.  She is currently the principle investigator on two research protocols studying upper extremity morbidity associated with breast cancer treatment at the Breast Care Center at the National Naval Medical Center. Ms. Stout has lectured and taught internationally on lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation. She is a recognized expert in breast cancer morbidity and early intervention. Currently Ms. Stout is a member of the steering committee for the American Lymphedema Framework project and is working on international policy initiatives for lymphedema treatment in South Africa. She is also serving as the project manager for the clinical specialization initiative for the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Ms. Stout has held positions on the board of directors for the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Medical Advisory Board for the National Lymphedema Network and the Lymphology Association of North America. She has authored and co-authored over a dozen articles about cancer and lymphedema as well as several book chapters and study monographs.