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lymphoedema (3)

The number of after effects of cancer treatment are many and often an on-going challenge. Lymphoedema - that swollen, floppy jowls effect - and loss of hearing are two common examples and while not life threatening both detract from quality of life. The two stories this week suggest there…

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The disfiguring effects of treatment are well known to many patients who have been through it - scarring, missing teeth, muscle wastage and more. The story below however does suggest some help with one of the common effects - lymphedema - could be on the way.

Meanwhile consider:
The Prince from Cinderella must have had a serious foot fetish to not remember any other discernible characteristic about her or maybe the only difference between passion and…

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Homework pays off for those with lymphoedema

"All my patients get homework!" says lymphoedema expert Michele Urlich. Last week, Michele spoke to the Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network in Auckland. She explained how important it is for patients to become involved in their care. Her "homework" includes deep breathing techniques, massage and exercise.
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