Exercise and secondary lymphedema: safety, potential benefits, and research issues.

  title={Exercise and secondary lymphedema: safety, potential benefits, and research issues.},
  author={Sandra C Hayes and Hildegard M. Reul-Hirche and Jane J. Turner},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={41 3},
PURPOSE Participating in regular physical activity is encouraged after treatment for breast cancer, with exception of those who have subsequently developed lymphedema. The purpose of this project was to investigate, in a randomized controlled trial, the effect of participating in a supervised, mixed-type exercise program on lymphedema status among women with lymphedema after breast cancer. METHODS Women younger than 76 yr, who completed breast cancer treatment at least 6 months prior and had… CONTINUE READING
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