Which are the best conservative interventions for lymphoedema after breast cancer surgery?

Martijn M Stuiver, Marieke R ten Tusscher, Margaret L McNeely

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Abstract

Lymphoedema is a common complication of breast cancer surgery with or without adjuvant cancer treatments.1 Fluid accumulates because of damage to the lymphatic system, most commonly after axillary lymph node dissection. Box 1 shows factors associated with lymphoedema. Swelling is commonly in the arm but can involve the chest or back; it can result in pain, dysfunction, and disturbance of body image.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberJ2330
Number of pages8
JournalBMJ: British Medical Journal
Volume357
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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