The aims of this report are to: review the evidence about the consequences to women of developing lymphoedema; review the evidence about the prevalence of lymphoedema among women treated for breast cancer; review the evidence about possible risk factors for the development of lymphoedema and to identify any potential strategies for prevention; describe the existing management strategies for lymphoedema and evaluate the evidence about their effectiveness; and make recommendations to develop clinical management, research and patient information about lymphoedema.
Lymphoedema: prevalence, risk factors and management: a review of research
by Browning, Colette
NHMRC National Breast Cancer Centre, Kings Cross, NSW, 1997
Categories: Cancer Treatment, Lymphoedema
Subjects: Best practice, Breast cancer, Clinical practice, Lymphoedema, Prevalence, Risk factors, Therapy
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