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Topic: NY Times article on Lymphedema and exercise

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: May 18, 2006 03:57PM

Denny123 wrote:

There is an interesting article in the NY times today about lymphedema and exercise.
Denise in PA
Dx 12/14/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 3, 4/40 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 2/20/2003 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Chemotherapy 3/31/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Gemzar (gemcitabine), Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 10/10/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Targeted Therapy 1/30/2004 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 7/5/2011 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy
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May 19, 2006 04:49AM NPat wrote:

Here is the link. Good article. My LE therapist said the key is slow progression. She increased my weight slowly until I reached 30 pounds... I had no problems. Thanks Denise for sharing this. I printed it out for my patients.
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May 20, 2006 02:31AM roseg wrote:

Of the roughly two million breast cancer survivors in the United States, 30 percent have lymphedema, estimated Dr. Joseph Feldman, the medical director of the Lymphedema Treatment Center at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Ill.

I believe this is an honest statistic!

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