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Lymphoedema conference 2010

Interesting excerpt from another blogger about the 2nd International Lymphoedema Framework conference
in UK this year. Click here for the link

Hope to be able to make it for next year’s conference!

Upper Limb Compression stocking

This template is courtesy of The International Lymphoedema Framework. “Compression hosiery in upper body lymphoedema. Please click here for a copy.

Copies of this document can be found at

Intra-operative or whole breast radiotherapy?

Organised via WA Cancer and Palliative Network, Breast Cancer Tumour Collaborative. To be held on 22 Sept 2010 (Wed) 5.45pm welcome. Details and enquiries

and RSVP by 20 Sept 2010 (Mon), please call (08)92124375 or email here

Evidence-Based Practice Lymphoedema Management

This is courtesy of K. Scally.  and International Lymphoedema Framework.  Excellent Lymphoedema resource, click website link here

Lymphoedema Therapist June 2010 meeting

June 14 meeting Summary
1/ M. Pillar on setting up the lymphoedema service in Bunbury.

One workshop has already been run, another is planned in a couple of months.  Clinical pathways have also been written to guide the therapists in appropriate treatment aims, when to refer to a specialist clinic and these are based on the Consensus of Best Practice document.
2/ Discussion about the May ALA conference and a current ECU Vario Health research.
3/ C. Hunt brought in a bra that she ordered from the internet. May be helpful for breast cancer patients.  The bra is available from

Future meetings. Please note the dates:
Aug 2 Lorraine McMillan from Femme de Femme.  Bras.
Oct 4  Prue Cormie Her ECU research and recruitment; Objective outcome measures discussion; L.Khong on how to use Lymphoedema blog

Early Breast Cancer

Part of the Breast series 2005 by Australian Family Physician.  Management of Early Breast Cancer described in simpler terms.  Please click here for the paper.

Breast Cancer lymphoedema and exercise

Please click here for a copy of article. Good paper with randomised controlled trial.  Showed progressive weight lifting had no significant effect on arm and hand swelling with lymphoedema

in breast cancer survivors and had other benefits.

Lymphoedema Physiotherapy in Australia

Courtesy of Australian Physiotherapy Association(APA)via APA’s monthly Inmotion magazine in May 2010. Gillian Buckley’s article (please click here) regarding lymphoedema physiotherapy

in Australia.  She also mentioned the most recent Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) conference held in Melbourne last month.

Royal College of Physicians Bookshop

This is a useful resource for medical concerns or self-directed learning….

Royal College of Physicians’ bookshop.  User pays

Lymphoedema and symptoms

This is a good paper by Professor Jane Armer in USA, courtesy of C Smith. Lymphoedema and self-reported symptoms…

in Breast Cancer patients.Can we extrapolate the symptoms to other types of lymphoedema?

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