Ep 140 – T-cell Lymphoma: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

Digital illustration of T-cell Lymphoma.

T-cell lymphoma is a relatively rare form of cancer that can affect lymph tissues, bones, organs, and the skin. In this episode we’ll look at this condition in two different clients with very different presentations that take us to similar conclusions.


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Information about advanced education in massage therapy for people with cancer:

Society for Oncology Massage: https://s4om.org

Tracy Walton & Associates: www.tracywalton.com

Healwell: www.healwell.org

Author Images: 
Ruth Werner, author of A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology.
Ruth Werner's logo, blue R and W interlinked.
Author Bio: 

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP's partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com


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