Breast radiotherapy and lymphedema

  title={Breast radiotherapy and lymphedema},
  author={Allen G. Meek},
  • A. Meek
  • Published 15 December 1998
  • Medicine
  • Cancer
Breast radiotherapy has a low incidence of long term complications. Lymphedema is the most commonly reported complication and adversely affects the quality of life of the breast carcinoma patient. Although its incidence is decreasing, lymphedema still remains a significant concern for patients and their physicians. With the indications for radiotherapy in breast carcinoma management broadening, current strategies to prevent radiation‐related lymphedema should be applied and new strategies… 
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