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We will be using this blog for fast updates on news and information in the field of Secondary Lymphedema as a result of Breast Cancer.

We will be posting articles and information on new research and treatments, legislative and insurance information, and other pertinent information, and invite your comments.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

YouTube Presentation How to Find a Qualified Lymphedema Therapist

YouTube of Dr. Judith Nudelman's presentation on How to Find a Qualified Lymphedema Therapist made in conjunction with Lymphatic Education and Research Network


Dr. Judith Nudelman is a Board Certified family medicine physician who combines clinical work with medical student education, and is a clinical associate professor of family medicine at Brown University. She received her MD from University of Pittsburgh and her BA from University of Michigan, and did her residency in Family Medicine at Brown University. Her interest in lymphedema stems from personal experience and her subsequent discovery of widespread lack of knowledge of both the condition of lymphedema and its treatment, and her inability to discover a physician who was capable of or interested in managing the condition. Her goal is to provide education and information about lymphedema and to work to encourage physicians to manage the condition in their patients. She is a CLT (certified lymphedema therapist), and served on the board of directors of the Lymphology Association of America. She has written textbook chapters and articles on lymphedema, and lectures on the subject.

Podcast on Lymphedema by Dr. Judith Nudelman

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Expert & Patient Perspective on Lymphedema

In this podcast, Certified Lymphedema Therapist and patient Judith Nudelman MD, CLT, shares what lymphedema is and how to manage it.

Tomorrow marks Lymphedema Awareness Day, which provides the opportunity to share personal stories and learn more about new strategies to manage this condition. Lymphedema is the swelling and inflammation caused by fluid buildup from damage to the lymph nodes. Although it often occurs in the arms and legs, it can happen anywhere in the body, after treatment from any type cancer.

Dr. Judith Nudelman’s story is compelling. Not only is she a family physician and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, but she also has personal experience with this topic. She developed lymphedema after treatment for breast cancer.

Speaking as both a patient and expert, she offers clinical advice and provides insight on coping strategies from personal experience, such as finding support in an online forum. Some people have said that there is no treatment for lymphedema. Dr. Nudelman clarifies that “nothing could be further from the truth.”