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Old 08-29-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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Anyone know a great Lymphedema Therapist in San Diego Area????

Anyone know a great "Private Practice" Lymphedema Therapist in the San Diego Area????

My Surgeon suggested a Private Practice Therapist but unfortunately, this Therapist does not accept my Aetna Insurance. I called Aetna and they do not have a way to search for a "Lymphedema Specialists."

I tried the Lymphedema Network and found only the Private Practice Therapist (in San Diego) that my Surgeon suggested. Ugh!

By the way, my Surgeon's staff has not had good results with patients going to a hospital's Physical Therapy center (like Scripps).
Susie Q - North San Diego
Diagnosis at Age 41 on 10/6/06
~3cm Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Left Breast Stage II
~ER+ 45% Moderate ~ PR+ 62% Strong
~HER2/neu +++
~Sentinel Node Biopsy - Negative Four Nodes
~BRAC1/BRAC2 Negative
~Neo-adjuvant Chemo:6 rounds-every Three
Weeks of Taxotere & Carboplatin & Herceptin
Weekly Completed on 2/7/2007
~Lumpectomy (after chemo) 3/12/2007
~Switched to Every 3-week Herceptin 3/21/2007 for nine more months.
~Radiation May through June 2007 (35 rads total)
~Hormone therapy Lupron Injections + Arimidex
~Lymphedema Challenged!
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