Monitoring for the early detection of breast cancer-related lymphedema

a proactive approach to early detection, assessment and management

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Abstract

For women who have survived breast cancer, the development of lymphedema can be a distressing event and often a daily reminder of their breast cancer experience. Lymphedema can be a chronic debilitating condition resulting in an increased risk of infection, arm swelling and pain, all of which may limit function and negatively impact on quality of life. Women are often highly fearful about developing lymphedema despite the low risk for most of them
in developing the condition.
Original languageEnglish
Article number83
Pages (from-to)89
Number of pages1
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume12
Issue numberS5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
EventCOSA's 43rd and ANZBCTG's 38th Annual Scientific Meetings. Partners for Progress in Breast Cancer Research and Care (2016) - Gold Coast , Australia
Duration: 15 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

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