What is lymphoedema? FAQs on Lymphoedema and Cancer

March 2021 is Lymphoedema Awareness Month once again. There are books available via iTunes’ Apple Books covering Lymphoedema. There is one from Professor Peter Mortimer on Lets Talk Lymphoedema (2017). This time I would like to share my thoughts on a Book by Dr Teresa Lee ( a physiotherapist, NSW Australia).

Her E-book is available on Apple iBooks and and print copies available at

Navigating Lymphoedema – A Guide for Cancer Survivors (2020 version)

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of the book from the author. However, the comments are mine.

I would like to congratulate Teresa for taking on such a huge task of collating and writing up a much-needed resource tailored for cancer survivors with lymphoedema based in Australia, particularly for those with breast cancer. Teresa’s book is well-structured, logical, and comprehensive in coverage of the commonly asked topics. She covered each topic with the salient points in an unbiased concise easy-to-understand style. I particularly like the “Did you know” snippets that attempt to address points of debate or frequently asked questions.

Lymphoedema is not an easy condition to explain or write about and I feel this book is targeted towards people with a higher level of health literacy. Although there are  pictures and illustrations throughout the book, I would have loved to see more to enhance the visual appeal. Interestingly, in a few instances, I feel that Teresa is sharing her thoughts one-on-one in detail with us as health professionals. Hence, this book may also be suitable for health professionals new to lymphoedema or who want to know more about the condition.

Overall, this is a value-for-money book that I would not hesitate to recommend to those clients who seek more in-depth information, education, and a sense of empowerment to navigate their lymphoedema journey. A labour of love, thank you Teresa for your effort.

Her E-book is available on Apple iBooks and and print copies available at

Navigating Lymphoedema – A Guide for Cancer Survivors

Head and Neck Cancer-related Lymphedema

How to detect maybe its Head and Neck cancer- related Lymphoedema?  Click here

What is Lymphoedema?

Also spelt as ‘Lymphedema’ in USA. For a simplified explanation, courtesy of National Cancer Institute, please click here

Neck Self Drainage video

This is a simple neck self manual lymphatic drainage by Heather in USA.  Click here to watch her youtube video demonstration.  Happy Holidays.

Lymphedema in the Elderly

Enlightening video by San Antonio STGEC Geriatrics and Gerontological + Palliative Medicine. Intended for health professionals. Click here for youtube video link

Lymphoedema experience, Channel Ten News video Perth

With permission, Channel 10 did a broadcast on 4 March 2012 for Lymphoedema Awareness Month.

A brief news video clip about living with Lymphoedema. Click here for video

Klose Lymphoedema conference

Attended this small conference and Breast rehab workshop held in Oct 2011, Denver Colorado. by Klose Consulting  Excellent. Hope to attend again in 2 years’ time. Click here

Lymphoedema Video

Presentation by Jeannette Zucker, Lymphedema Physical Therapist from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre.  This appears to be an introduction to Lymphoedema and related issues in a few part videos. Click here.

HBF higher rebates for lymphoedema

Good news! As of 1 August 2011, HBF has introduced higher benefits (I believe currently up to 3 sessions per calender year) for lymphoedema management, only if seen by approved specialised physiotherapist.
So providers who are interested, get your specialised advanced training and accreditation with National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register 

Foeldi Advanced Lymphoedema Course

This was the best advanced refresher I have attended.  Professor Foeldi was on-hand with lectures and participate in our complex case presentations.  Lots of learning with Guenter (Klose Training), too.

International refresher (held in English) at Hinterzarten, Germany.  Click here for more information.


June 20-24 class with Prof. Foeldi


Also, visited Medi at Bayreuth and Bauerfeind (Singapore office) on the way back.  Do you know both have ready-to-wear round-knit garments in 2 lengths and almost 7-8 size options?  And Bauerfeind has the Normal and Plus size for each small/medium sizes and so on?
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