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BOOKS AND RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS, CAREGIVERS & MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS 

DVD Resources for Lymphedema (click to view)

BC Cancer Library Contact information

BC Cancer Library - Vancouver Rix Family LibrarY
Cathy Rayment - librarian
675 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3
604 675 8001

BC Cancer – Abbotsford
32900 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 0C2
604.851.4710 x 646825
Pamela Bontuyan - pdent@bccancer.bc.ca - librarian at Abbotsford and Surrey 
or toll-free 1.877.547.3777 x 646825
library_ac@bccancer.bc.ca

BC Cancer – Surrey
13750 96th Ave, Surrey, BC V1Y 5L3
604.930.2098 x 654576
or toll-free 1.800.523.2885 x 654576
library_fvc@bccancer.bc.ca
Krista Clement - kclement@bccancer.bc.ca

BC Cancer – Kelowna
399 Royal Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3
250.712.3900 x 686821
or toll-free 1.888.563.7773 x 686821
library_csi@bccancer.bc.ca
Lorraine Leitz – lleitz@bccancer.bc.ca

BC Cancer – Victoria
2410 Lee Ave, Victoria BC V8R 6V5
250.519.5517
or toll-free 1.800.670.3322 x 695517
library_vic@bccancer.bc.ca
There is no librarian in BC Cancer Prince George, but pamphlet orders are coordinated through the Volunteer Coordinator’s office.

Cancer Care Co-ordinators

Joelene Olson
Cancer Care Coordinator
Joelene.olson@bccancer.bc.ca
1215 Lethbridge Street
Prince George, BC V2M 7E9
Phone: 250-645-7300
Toll-free (within BC): 1-855-775-7300
Another contact in Prince George might be Heather Wozney, the Cancer Care Coordinator for Northern Health Shared Services BC

Heather Wozney
Cancer Care Coordinator
250-645-7332
Heather.wozney@northernhealth.ca
1215 Lethbridge Street
Prince George BC
V2M 7E9

To find additional books, information and resources check out these links:

Let's Talk Lymphedema ~ Free Download

Dr. Vodder School North America

http://www.vodderschool.com/products/category/Books_1

National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org/store

BOOK ABOUT LYMPHEDEMA

A CHILD APART - Growing Up with Milroy's Disease
by Juanita McDonald

A detailed account of the author's experience growing up with Milroy's disease.

Available through National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org

ATLAS OF THE LYMPHATICS OF THE LOWER LIMBS

by Prof Waldemar L Olszewski

Pathologic function of lymphatics: classification, staging, diagnosis, treatment and complications of lymphedena.

Available through National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org


COMPLETE GUIDE TO LYMPHEDEMA

from American Cancer Society

This essential guide is designed to be a practical handbook of how to cope with and manage complex physical and emotional lymphedema-related issues.

ISBN: 160443001X/9781604430011

Available through http://www.amazon.com


COPING WITH LYMPHEDEMA

by Joan Swirsky & Diane Sackett Nannery

A valuable resource for those who are suffering from lymphedema, and its underlying message is very powerful: arm yourself with knowledge and become an advocate for your own quality care.

Publisher: Avery Publishing Group

ISBN: 0-89529-856-2

Available through http://www.amazon.com


DISEASES OF THE LYMPHATICS

by Sir Norman Browse, Kevin G Burnand & Peter S Mortimer

There is no better book than this one on diseases of

the lymphatics. Every teaching vascular service should have this book.

review by John Bergan, MD, Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. 587

Available through

http://www.amazon.com


FOLDI'S TEXTBOOK OF LYMPHOLOGY

by Michael Foldi, MD

Explores all aspects of lymphological science, including the causes, diagnoses, prognoses, and treatments for primary and secondary Lymphedema. Comprehensive discussions address all the essential topics relevant to lymphology, such as anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.

Available through the National Lymphedema Network http://www.lymphnet.org


FOUNDATIONS OF MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE

Available at http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Manual-Lymph-Drainage-Michael/dp/0323030645


LIVING WELL WITH LYMPHEDEMA

by Ann Ehrlich, Alma Vinjé-Harrewijn, PT, CLT-LANA, & Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

A comprehensive resource on the physical aspects of lymphedema including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, insurance, nutrition, and much more.

Available through National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org


LYMPHEDEMA - A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide To Prevention and Healing

by Jeannie Burt & Gwen White, PT

Focused on patient education and empowerment, while compiling a wide range of information and expertise that offers an excellent resource to clinicians.

Hunter House Inc -1999

ISBN m : 0-89793-264-1

Available at

http://www.amazon.com/Lymphedema-Breast-Patients-Prevention-Healing/dp/0897932641


LYMPHEDEMA - An Information Booklet

by Saskia R.J. Thiadens, RN

This classic NLN educational publication is now in its 8th revised and updated edition. Topics addressed include: What is LE? What are the symptoms? What causes LE? What are the treatments? How does LE cause infection? Risk Reduction, etc.

Revised/Updated July 2005

Available through National Lymphedema Network http://www.lymphnet.org


LYMPHEDEMA: Diagnosis and Treatment

By Lawrence L Tretbar, Cheryl L. Morgan, B. B. Lee, Simon J. Simonian, Benoit Blondeau

A comprehensive, evidence-based introduction to the area of lymphology. It describes the unique anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and the intimate relationship it shares with the venous system. Treatment methods are described as an introduction, and psychosocial and quality of life issues are explored in depth.

http://www.amazon.ca


LYMPHEDEMA CAREGIVER'S GUIDE - Arranging and Providing Home Care

by Ann Ehrlich, Alma Vinjé-Harrewijn, PT, CLT-LANA, & Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

Outlines a systematic approach to determining the patient’s care needs, arranging care, and coordinating multiple caregivers.

ISBN: 978-0-9764806-0-0

Available at

http://www.amazon.com/Lymphedema-Caregivers-Guide-arranging-providing/dp/0976480670


LYMPHEDEMA - Diagnosis and Therapy

by Profs. H. Weissleder, MD & C. Schuchhardt, MD

The most extensive text available in English on the subject of lymphedema. Highly recommended for physicians, therapists and medical libraries. Detailed sections on patient evaluation plus descriptions of all types and causes of lymphedema and treatment modalities. Note: This book contains graphic images of severe cases of lymphedema.

Expanded 4th edition.

Available through the Dr. Vodder School North America

http://www.vodderschool.com/products/category/Books_1

or the National Lymphedema Network http://www.lymphnet.org


LYMPHEDEMA MANAGEMENT - The Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners

By Joachim E. Zuether

Available at http://www.amazon.com


LYMPHEDEMA MEDICAL GUIDE
by Quontro Medical Guides


LYMPHEDEMA - Understanding and Managing Lymphedema After Cancer Treatment

by the American Cancer Society Comprehensive, up-to-date resource for all cancer patients who are living with lymphedema or who are at risk for developing lymphedema.

Available through the National Lymphedema Networkhttp://www.lymphnet.org

Book - Milady's Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage.jpg MILADY'S GUIDE TO LYMPH DRAINAGE MASSAGE

by Ramona Moody French

Available at

http://www.amazon.com/Miladys-Guide-Lymph-Drainage-Massage/dp/1401824722


MOURNING HAS BROKEN

by Jan Hasak

This intensely personal story chronicles how the author, a relatively young wife and mother, coped physically and spiritually with two bouts of breast cancer and lymphedema. The book also describes how she managed the physical and emotional trauma of lymphedema

Available through the National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org


OVERCOMING THE EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES OF LYMPHEDEMA

by Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Lymphedema will help you understand the common emotional reactions to lymphedema and improve your coping by using a wide variety of self-help skills and other resources. These skills will help you understand what is going on, change your thinking and your actions, and improve your communications.

This comprehensive handbook includes specific information for people with lymphedema, their friends and families, parents of children with lymphedema, medical professionals and psychotherapists.

Available through the National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org


THRIVING AFTER BREAST CANCER

by Sherry Lebed Davis, with Stephanie Gunning

"A book to motivate and instruct individuals interested in adopting an exercise program after breast cancer surgery ... Written in layman's terms, 'Thriving After Breast Cancer' is a good resource for clinics inVolved in patient teaching, and for those seeking a step-by-step approach to safely starting an exercise program [after breast cancer treatment]." Catherine M. Tuppo, MS, PT, CLT-LANA

Available through the National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org


VOICES OF LYMPHEDEMA

Edited by Ann Ehrlich & Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

Stories, advice, and inspiration from patients and therapists.

Available through the National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org


WHERE THE RIVERS MEET THE SEA

by Sharon Langfield, BSc, PT & Janet McFarland, BSc, PT

A guide for connecting body, mind and spirit when managing lymphedema.

Available through the National Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphnet.org


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