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Getting More Physically Active Good reasons to exercise Spring 2013

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Publisher Pathways is published four times per year by BCS Communications Ltd. on behalf of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) and its provincial affiliates. Editorial Board David Keast MD FCFP Winkle Kwan MD FRCPC Martina Reddick RN CDT Roanne Thomas PhD Anna Towers MD FCFP Lucette Wesley CIM Janice Yurick PT Editor Anna Kennedy Editorial Assistant Shannon Moore Advertising and Submissions We welcome your ideas, contributions, letters and ad copy. All material is subject to Editorial Board approval and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement nor reflection of the views and opinions of the CLF and its Editorial Board. Contents may not be reproduced without written permission of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework. Subscription Rates (1 year) Canada–$25. International–$50. Single copies and back issues–$7. Subscriptions/return mail to Canadian Lymphedema Framework 4161 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y2 Telephone: 416-410-2250 Email: canadalymph@live.ca www.canadalymph.ca Some photos in this issue are courtesy of BCLA, C. Swain, H. Nixon, Academy of Lymphatic Studies

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A practical step-by-step process to start a safe and effective exercise regime that will help you live longer and reduce the risk of cancer returning.

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Axillary Lymph Nodal Management Recent research developments

Reviewing the recent evidence and impact of key publications and how the findings have transformed the strategy of lymph node management.

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................................................................... Ask the Expert Beauty is more than skin deep Dr. Elliott Weiss offers advice on staying positive about living with lymphedema even when that means looking and being different.

................................................................... Multifactorial Lymphedema A case study

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Demonstrating the effectiveness of Combined Decongestive Therapy for multifactorial lymphedema–lipedema.

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My Guardian Angel An important lesson in accepting differences An elementary teacher’s poignant story about sharing her lymphedema diagnosis with her young students.

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