Lymphedema Therapy Reduces the Volume of Edema and Pain in Patients with Breast Cancer

@article{Hamner2006LymphedemaTR,
  title={Lymphedema Therapy Reduces the Volume of Edema and Pain in Patients with Breast Cancer},
  author={J. Blair Hamner and Martin D. Fleming},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={1904-1908}
}
Despite recent advances in breast-conserving surgery, upper-extremity lymphedema remains a problem for patients after the treatment of breast cancer. This study examines the results of a protocol of therapy for lymphedema in breast cancer patients. A total of 135 patients with lymphedema after breast cancer treatment were provided a protocol of complete decongestive therapy (CDT). This involved manual lymphatic drainage, compression garments, skin care, and range-of-motion exercises. Therapy… CONTINUE READING

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