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Anemia, Lymphedema, Obesity,
RC628 - Obesity
RC641 - Anemia
RC646 - Lymphedema


RC628 Obesity
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RC628.R68.1 - Obesity
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
When you lose weight you can reduce your cancer risk and promote your longevity. Excess fats in your diet can create free radicals that can damage cell membranes. Fruits and vegetables in the diet contain phytochemicals that help neutralize excess free radicals. Comorbid diseases are also related to excess weight, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and gallbladder disease.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivor/obesity.html
Link added 2008-09-28;

RC641 Anemia
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RC641.R68.1 - Anemia Causes and Treatment
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Anemia is associated with fatigue - a feeling of weakness or diminished physical and mental capacity unrelieved by rest (fatigue). Additional symptoms include diminished ability to perform daily functions and possibly impaired cognitive function
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/anemiacause.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC641.R68.2 - A Simple Anemia Overview
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Anemia is defined as a pathologic deficiency in the oxygen-carrying material of the blood
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/anemiaintro.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28

RC641.R68.3 - Supportive Care For Anemias In Cancer Patients
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Cancer is an inflammatory process giving rise to many chronic conditions such as anemia. Cancer therapies, such as radiation or chemotherapy, decrease bone marrow production of red blood cells as well as a decreased ability to respond to erythropoietin. Cancer patients often lose blood due to surgery or become anemic from poor nutrition, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/anemiasupport.html
Link added 2008-09-28;
RC641.R68.4 - Anemia Issues
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Anemia is associated with fatigue - a feeling of weakness or diminished physical and mental capacity unrelieved by rest (fatigue). Additional symptoms include diminished ability to perform daily functions and possibly impaired cognitive function, headache, dizziness, chest pain and shortness of breath, nausea, depression and occasionally pain. These symptoms are often complicated by coexisting disease
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/anemia.html
Link added 2008-09-28;

RC646 - Lymphedema
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RC646.A5.1 - Helpful Tips for Lymphedema
Alexandra Andrews, Beverley Burns, LAc, OMD, Sarah Holmes, CH, Betty Segal, CMT, Joanne Thompson
Ideas for living with lymphedema includes skin brushing technique, soup and herbal recipes, warnings and more
http://www.cancerlynx.com/lymphedema.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC646.A5.2 - Truncal Lymphedema - A Patient's Tale
Alexandra Andrews
Lymphedema affects breast cancer patients and survivors with discomfort, chronic pain, debility and loss of function. Truncal lymphedema symptoms - swelling in the torso, chest, arms, shoulder, collarbones, back, scar lines, subcutaneous fatty tissues occurs from blockage of the lymphatic system after surgery, radiotherapy to lymph nodes, and sometimes chemotherapy. Acupuncture helpful for truncal lymphedema. Quality of life issues - fear of recurrence, clothing, fatigue, sleep, anxiety, depression. Cum hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.?
http://www.cancerlynx.com/truncal.php
Link added 2008-12-12; reviewed 2008-12-14
RC646.A5.3 - Lymphedema: A Cancer Survivor Issue
Alexandra Andrews, John P. Cooke, MD, PhD, Andrzej Szuba, MD, PhD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
Lymphedema is a chronic health problem that may cause pain, fatigue, loss of function, disfigurement with self-image problems, distress, and anxiety. Lymphatic vessels are no longer able to drain lymph fluid efficiently from an extremity or trunk, resulting in swelling.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/lymphsurvive.html
Link added 2011-01-2;
RC646.A5.4 - Lymphedema: A Cancer Survivor Issue
Alexandra Andrews, John P. Cooke, MD, PhD, Andrzej Szuba, MD, PhD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
Lymphedema is a chronic health problem that may cause pain, fatigue, loss of function, disfigurement with self-image problems, distress, and anxiety. Lymphatic vessels are no longer able to drain lymph fluid efficiently from an extremity or trunk, resulting in swelling.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivorship/lymphsurvive.html
Link added 2011-01-2;
RC646.A257.1 - Exercise If At Lymphedema Risk
Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT
The benefits of exercise are profound to the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Avoiding it entirely, can be damaging to both mind and body.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/lymphexercise.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC646.C356.1 - Lymphedema Overview
John P. Cooke, MD, PhD, Andrzej Szuba, MD, PhD, Stanley G. Rockson, MD and Gary Abrams, MD
Lymphedema is a swelling caused by a buildup of fluid (lymph) in the soft tissues of the limbs. This buildup often occurs after surgical removal of lymph nodes or after radiation therapy to lymph nodes because of damage to the lymphatic system
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lymphover.php
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC646.C356.2 - Lymphedema Guide
John P. Cooke, MD, PhD, Andrzej Szuba, MD, PhD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Lymphedema is a chronic problem causing distress, pain, and loss of function, anxiety, and daily reminder of a persistent cancer problem. It may develop soon after surgery or radiotherapy or months or years post therapy.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lymphguide.php
Link added 2008-09-28;
RC646.C356.3 - Lymphedema
John P. Cooke, MD, PhD, Andrzej Szuba, MD, PhD, Alexandra Andrews, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Lymphedema, swelling in the soft tissues of the limbs, is a chronic problem that may cause distress, pain, loss of function, disability, disfigurement with self-image problems, and anxiety. It may develop soon after surgery or radiotherapy or even months or years after therapy. Emotional problems associated with lymphedema are not uncommon especially with adolescent patients.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lymphissue.html
Link added 2008-09-28;
RC646.M71.1 - Lymphedema And Using The Computer
Francine Manuel, RPT, Alexandra Andrews, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
The problem of persistent swelling of one or both arms after trauma of any kind can affect computer usage especially for people who have to work on the computer for prolonged periods of time. Swelling can occur after insect bites, allergic reactions, trauma, fractures or surgery with lymph node dissection
http://www.cancerlynx.com/computerlymph.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC646.M71.2 - Lower Body Lymphedema
Francine Manuel, RPT
Lymphedema of the lower extremities can be a debilitating condition...prostate, lung, liver, lymphomas, ovarian and abdominal cancers can cause swelling of the legs which can come from any compression or surgical removal of the lymph nodes.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lowerlymph.php
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC646.S196.1 - Introduction and Treatments for Lymphedema
Sabrina S. Selim, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Cheryl Ewing, MD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
A normal lymphatic system consists of blind-end vessels which collect the fluid that bathes and nourish the tissues. They help to destroy bacteria, cancerous cells or other wastes that make their way into this lymph fluid
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lymph.php
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC646.S196.2 - Living with Lymphedema
Sabrina S. Selim, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Cheryl Ewing, MD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Living with lymphedema is challenging on a variety of psychological levels. Several women stated that they had a harder time enduring/suffering through the reformulation of self following the advent of lymphedema than their diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lymphlive.php
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC646.S196.3 - Lymphedema Issues References
Sabrina S. Selim, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Cheryl Ewing, MD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
References for Cancer Supportive Care Lymphedema Issues
shttp://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lymphref.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28


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First appeared May 21, 2006; updated August 21, 2011